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Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:53:18 +0000
The interviewer at strategy+business magazine, Theodore Kinni, got more than he'd asked for when he called Tom to talk about his four favorite books. The result is a roadmap for your reading strategy en route to business acumen and, ultimately, success: "Tom Peters Wants You to Read."
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:00:40 +0000
A 65-slide PowerPoint is attached. It is derived from six fairly recent—and thoroughly researched—books on six key management/organization effectiveness areas where myth typically triumphs over reality. The myths: 1. Star CEOs drive big enterprise performance differences. 2. CEOs must maximize shareholder value. 3. Stars are stars and maintain their stellar performance in new settings. 4. […]
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 05:15:36 +0000
I'm labeling what follows a "précis" of my current concerns. It originated with a client request for projected "takeaways" associated with a forthcoming speech. I responded, as requested, with a single page. Then, more or less for the hell of it, I expanded the outline/précis to a 2,000* word short essay (PDF and PPT also). […]
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Imperative #1 for the Crazy World of 2015/2015+ appeared first on Tom Peters.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:24:31 +0000
Brett Steenbarger, a contributor at Forbes, has taken a couple of Tom's tweets and expanded on them with great insight. Tom tweeted, "Thinking ahead is great, but it becomes more than it is when when you sprinkle Holy Water and enshrine it as Vision." In response to reaction to this pronouncement, Tom went on to […]
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:01:26 +0000
I have been tweaking and twisting the attached document. Here's the latest.
The post Management: The Arrangement and Animation of Human Affairs in Pursuit of Desired Outcomes appeared first on Tom Peters.
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:36:38 +0000
What follows is the byproduct of an enhanced (>140 characters) twitter discussion in February 2015 at @tom_peters: TP: "Management" is a dreary/misleading word. E.g., mgt/standard usage = shouting (or whispering, if you're a "Theory Y" aficionado) orders in the slave galley. Consider, please, a more encompassing/more accurate definition: "'Management' is the arrangement of human affairs […]
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:03:25 +0000
In 2013 I wrote a paper titled "Getting Things (THAT MATTER) Done Against the Odds and in the Inky-black Shadow Cast by the Guardians of the Status Quo." It is based on my personal experience with big change projects such as the McKinsey project that led to In Search of Excellence, which "rebranded McKinsey" according […]
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 00:07:26 +0000
I can hardly complain about my book sales—from 1982 to the present. But there is one of my books that has, in my opinion, been wildly under-appreciated. Namely my 1999 The Professional Service Firm50. It was part of a 3-book series that we called "The Work Matters": The Professional Service Firm50: Fifty Ways to Transform […]
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(And Fervent Belief)
(And Prayer) appeared first on Tom Peters.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:45:33 +0000
After a recent presentation at the Auckland Business School, I was asked a pointed question—and flubbed the answer. I was asked if my emphasis on "people-development-first" amounted to keeping unnecessary workers on the payroll. I said of course not—and stopped there. Whoops. But that stopping point (no "make work") has in fact been my starting […]
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:23 +0000
FYI, this is a revision of an antique—but arguably more relevant than ever (PDF version also available): "Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You simply must ... Do things."—Ray Bradbury "By indirection direction find."—Hamlet, II. I "To be playful is to allow for unlimited possibility."—James Carse "No one […]
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A Personal Saga appeared first on Tom Peters.