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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:46:38 +0000
My niece, who is at the Tuck business school, asked me for a list of best leadership and management books.
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 15:06:20 +0000
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"—Mary Oliver
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:16:37 +0000
"Be the best. It's the only market that's not crowded."
—George Whalin, Retail Superstars: The 25 Best Independent Stores in America
Tom's Credo: "Commodity" is a state of mind—
Fri, 18 Mar 2016 20:47:18 +0000
Wee tweetstream last week: Profit is good stuff. But never forget it's DERIVATIVE. Horse that draws the cart is excellent work/fabulous people/great relationships. Don't get sucked into "scalable." First you need something fabulous/road-tested to scale. Don't get sucked in by "unicornism." Odds of becoming a unicorn same as winning the [more]
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:12:36 +0000
My monster PP collection—THE WORKS/1966–2016 at excellencenow.com—ends with an Appendix of "Best Slides," about 200 thereof. Since that appendix is in a way a summary, I decided to convert it to a PDF document. You will find that document below. It ended up being 49 pages long, encompassing about 13,000 [more]
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:00:24 +0000
This—circa November 2015—is my best shot. It's "THE WORKS." Some half-century in the making (from 1966, Vietnam, U.S. Navy ensign, combat engineer/Navy Seabees—my first "management" job); but also the product of a massive program of self-directed study in the last 36 months. It includes, in effect, a 250-page book's worth—50,000++ [more]
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 08:40:23 +0000
The key to engaging an audience is to make a human connection. Tom explains exactly how he does this in a conversation with colleague Shelley Dolley in the latest in our Off the Cuff video series. You can find the video at YouTube (time: 2 minutes 57 seconds).
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:00:45 +0000
Longtime member of Tom Peters' staff Shelley Dolley posed questions to Tom that she frequently gets asked by other business speakers. Many crave insights into Tom's tricks of the trade. As part of our Off the Cuff series of videos, Tom tells us what the keys to successful speaking are. [more]
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:42:40 +0000
I am about to unleash a book on you. A book—not a "book." Said book (not "book") is in PowerPoint. 100%. My colleagues insist that not everybody is like me. Not everybody dotes on PowerPoint. Damn. I mainly give speeches. My speeches are based on PowerPoint presentations. Fact: I "do" [more]
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:30:21 +0000
I have ratcheted the volume WAAAAAAY up re training. I unloaded on the topic last week at Indiana HR in Indianapolis. I have subsequently upgraded a document titled "Training: Investment #1." All yours ... [Ed. And, there's an update to Excellence. NO EXCUSES! to reflect the changes to the training [more]