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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 Everything." In keeping with this […]
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 visceral power of design, and […]
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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 hand in. You can read […]
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 the "Alarm 1" or "Alarm […]
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. And it's interesting to think […]
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" at Sissy's Kitchen, but I […]
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 the limitations of my Dearest […]
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, depending on the climate). The […]
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 was body-wide. I went to […]