The Corporation as Human Effort
It follows from this that the essence of the corporation is social, that is a human organization. This might appear like a redundant assertion. Actually for far too many people the essential in modern industrial production is not the social organization but raw materials or tools. . . . As a result, most of us - - including a good many people in industrial production itself - - fail to understand that modern production, and especially modern mass production, is not based on raw materials or gadgets but on principles of organization - - organization not of machines but of human beings.
Peter F. Drucker, 1964
The Concept of the Corporation
To Make a Business Grow - Begin Growing Men!
"When we start thinking of men as automatons, clicking their respective ways through the processes of life with mechanical exactness, that day we lose our own identity and become automatons ourselves. When we cease to realize the interdependence of men we are on the brink of failure."
Thomas. J. Watson Sr., August 1926
The World's Greatest Salesman
"System, The Magazine of Business"
March 23, 2013