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“Never mind your happiness; do your duty.”
— Peter Drucker
cf:
“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
— C. S. Lewis
keywords: point-of-view, priority, priorities, religion, spirituality

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“No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
— Peter Drucker
(cf: Herman Wouk’s observation that the navy is designed by geniuses and run by idiots)
(cf: Sun Tzu’s advice to engage with ordinary troops, and win with elite troops)
(cf: the observation that you do not rule with the same kind of people with whom you conquer)
keywords: quotidian routine, day-to-day operations

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“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: priority, priorities, attention management, progress

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“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
— Peter Drucker
(cf: Francis Bacon’s distinction between council and battle)
(cf: Kurt Lewin’s observation that experience alone does not create knowledge)
keywords: advice, procedure, wisdom

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“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: education, instruction, training, priority, priorities, forever, development, talent

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“The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.”
— Peter Drucker
keywords: executive level, operational level, distinction