At first the headline might sound like some Zen focus on how to “escape from it all!” Not so! Purposeful Abandonment is about progress and innovation, not escapism.
“Planned, purposeful abandonment of the old and of the unrewarding is a prerequisite to successful pursuit of the new and highly promising.”
Drucker’s theory of Purposeful Abandonment says, “The first step in a growth policy is not to decide where and how to grow; it is to decide what to abandon. In order to grow, a business must have a systematic policy to get rid of the outgrown, the obsolete, and the unproductive.”