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Humanity: Quotes Collected by Tom

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

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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."

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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:14:02 +0000

I BANG (!!!!!!!!) EIGHT BOOKS (heavy load!) ON THE PODIUM DURING MY SPEECHES. They fall into two categories: The first set of four makes it clear that there is more to life than the giant firms the “gurus” focus on (I’m often guilty). There are a ton of excellent/amazing/super-cool mid-sized [more]

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Profit Through Putting People First(“Good Guys”) Business Book Club

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:43:09 +0000

Most business books focus on what's broken. This selection focuses on organizations that work & shine—by (actually, far beyond lip service) "Putting People First." Why not a book club? I've known organizations where such groups had very high impact. Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over—and Collaboration Is [more]

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(“Good Guys”) Business Book Club
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Reading List 2012

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:53:06 +0000

I am trying my damnedest to get a tenuous grip on the extraordinary-revolutionary-earthflipping change that surrounds us and which is accelerating madly. Below is an idiosyncratic reading list I've pulled together. In addition to nonfiction, there are a handful of well-researched ultra-sane sci-fi novels by the likes of David Wilson [more]

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The Wisdom of David Ogilvy

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:44:01 +0000

At an event in Manila sponsored by Ogilvy & Mather, I received as a gift D.O.: The unpublished papers of David Ogilvy—a selection of his writings from the files of his partners. I am a longtime fan of Ogilvy, and found it to be a sterling gift. Here are a [more]

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And She Called on Robin …And the Heavens Parted

Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:37:36 +0000

In Intuition, a stunning novel about the politics of science by Allegra Goodman, "Marion," see below, is the head of a department where some powerful research is being conducted. Among many other things, near the end of the book, correctly or not, one of the post-docs becomes a whistle blower—and [more]

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A Book Worthy of Your Time & Attention

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 12:50:45 +0000

Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage, by Richard Stengel (Stengel, now editor of Time magazine, was a confidant of Mandela's.) From "Look the Part": "[Mandela has beautiful posture. You will never see him hunched over with his head anything but upright and looking ahead. On Robben Island, [more]

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Read it!Absorb it!Ponder it!Take Advantage of It!

Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:03:22 +0000

Most important article I've read in a long time/The Atlantic July-August 2010: "The End of Men: How Women Are Taking Control—Of Everything" Opening lines/précis: "Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every [more]

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Absorb it!
Ponder it!
Take Advantage of It!
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Books That Matter 2010(To Me)

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:29:31 +0000

Peerless: Enough. True Measures of Money, Business, and Life/Jack Bogle Decency Pays: Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation/George Washington Choosing Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct/P.M. Forni The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness/Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval The [more]

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(To Me)
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