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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:52:21 +0000
Part 18 of Tom's "Mother of All Presentations" (MOAP) is now live at ExcellenceNow.com. You can download the PowerPoint version or a PDF. We are releasing a section every other week throughout 2012. Part 18, the 11th "H" in Tom's "15H Theory of Everything," has as its theme "Design Is [more]
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:11:56 +0000
It's time for two new sections in The Little BIG Things Synopsis Series. The next two sections in The Little BIG Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence are titled "Time" and "Design." The section "Time" tackles multiple aspects of the subject, from milestoning to daydreaming. In "Design," Tom discusses the [more]
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Tue, 27 Apr 2010 12:32:39 +0000
Erik Hansen, our Cool Friend interviewer (among the many other hats he wears), recently chatted with Joy Panos Stauber, the woman behind our beautiful banners. They covered design, being a designer, and of particular interest, the design of Tom's new book, The Little BIG Things, which Joy had a significant [more]
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 12:13:43 +0000
If I had a Worst Instructions & Controls award, it would have to be retired courtesy my hotel-room bedside clock radio, otherwise known as XtremeMac. The following was on the top of the clock in fine print, to guide one through the process of setting the alarm: Press and hold [more]
Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:37:48 +0000
[Joy Stauber is the designer of our gorgeous banners (see more here) and one of our favorite people. Learn more about her at her site.] I got an email this morning [08/24/09] with this Tom Peters quote: "Design is... an understanding that all the senses were created equal." It's true. [more]
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:30:52 +0000
(1) Nice touch! Award-winning chef Sissy Hicks has opened a wonderful take-out, 3-meal-a-day place 5 miles from my home!! (My wife and I haven't cooked for weeks. Or, rather, I haven't cooked in the three weeks since Susan broke her leg and I "took over"!) The food is pure "Wow" [more]
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:35:26 +0000
See directly above. It is the "control panel" of my new Black & Decker SmartBrew coffeemaker. One switch. Two positions. "On." "Off." I hereby declare that B&D not only wins Tom's User Friendly Grand Award—but retires the cup!! (Some of you snobs will go on & on & on about [more]
Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:30:35 +0000
Below you'll see ye olde fashion nubby scorecard pencil—directly from Fenway Park. Doesn't get much better than that, either!
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:20:12 +0000
If I had $50,000 to spend on the design of a new home—or smallish professional office building, here's how I'd spend it: Home: Interior designer: $25,000. Landscape designer: $15,000. Architect: $10,000. Logic: We live and work and play inside the dwelling (mostly) and outside the dwelling (some to a lot, [more]
Fri, 08 Aug 2008 10:34:04 +0000
At 6 p.m. Monday, I was out brushcutting. I apparently woke up a yellowjacket neighborhood buried in the mud. In short order, I was stung perhaps a dozen times—one YJ got stuck under my shirt. Luckily, I didn't go into anaphylactic shock. But, in a few hours the reaction [more]