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Jue, 16/10/2014 - 22:08

Don’t miss the interview at, “Tom Peters on leading the 21st Century.” On the 50th Anniversary of the McKinsey Quarterly, they interviewed Tom, and the conversation basically covers his outlook on the next 50 years. Use the link above to find the online version of the interview, which includes several short video clips and […]

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Tom in the Media

Vie, 10/10/2014 - 17:41

Mitch Joel of Twist Image did a “Six Pixels of Separation” podcast with Tom on the state of business today. You can find it on iTunes as SPOS # 429, or here at Listing Tom as one of 22 Thinkers to Follow on Twitter, Drake Baer at Business Insider writes this: “Unlike other members […]

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Bully for Me!I’m The Cleverest Person in the Room!

Mar, 07/10/2014 - 19:42

Last week, I attended a memorial service for one of my great mentors, the generally acclaimed #1 leadership guru (and extraordinary humanist) (and leader in his own right) Warren Bennis. About 15 of his friends and colleagues spoke—myself included. It was eerie: We each—without exception—said the same thing, albeit in slightly different words. Warren made […]

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Brand You: 1997 Remembered

Lun, 06/10/2014 - 21:27

From the well-received Dataclysm: Who We Are, by Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid/p. 209: “While aspiration and the prestige of association may be timeless [branding] concepts, truly new territory has recently opened to the brand people. In 1997, Tom Peters, a motivational speaker and management consultant, published an article called ‘The Brand Called You’ in […]

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Cool Friend: Bob Sutton (No. 2)

Mar, 30/09/2014 - 23:50

Bob Sutton returns to talk with about his new book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, which he coauthored with fellow Stanford professor Huggy Rao. Filled with impressive case studies, the book describes what works as well as common pitfalls. One of our favorite ideas is characterizing two models for scaling […]

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Mié, 24/09/2014 - 21:40

I’ve already made a non-trivial update of my Annotated Master. It’s now 736 slides long—including about 200 annotation slides. Thinking about slides per se, I wrote this note—on an early slide in the presentation: The worst feedback I can get on some slide is, “That was a great quote.” Well, I think some of them […]

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A New Annotated “Master” Presentation

Sáb, 20/09/2014 - 00:39

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my last two presentations—to an HR assemblage in Indianapolis and to an entrepreneurial gathering in Edmonton. I was moved to combine the two presentations, add a bit from hither and thither, and then go on an annotation binge. (Something I haven’t done for quite a while.) You’ll find the end result here—a […]

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Vie, 12/09/2014 - 19:30

The E-Town Festival, an Edmonton Economic Development initiative, finds Tom in Canada today. Quote from their website: “E-Town Festival feeds the mind and heart of people who get excited by innovation, creativity and disrupting common thought.” Sounds like Tom is a good fit as one of the headliners! PPT presentations for downloading: E-Town Festival, Edmonton […]

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MOOC with a Cool Friend

Mié, 10/09/2014 - 22:38

Trying to grow your organization? Spread pockets of excellence? There are two days left to sign up! Cool Friend Bob Sutton, a Professor in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford, is offering a MOOC in scaling. Bob tells us that lots of people are involved in the design of the audio/video, etc., […]

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Training = Investment #1

Mié, 03/09/2014 - 23:30

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 piece.]

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A Few Quotes …

Vie, 29/08/2014 - 17:36

Call me a “motivational speaker”—and I’ll be tempted to punch you. On the other hand, I have collected a passel of “inspiring” quotes over the years. I put this little set together for a colleague. All yours … “This is the true joy of Life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as […]

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HR Indiana

Mié, 27/08/2014 - 20:16

Tom is speaking at HR Indiana, the largest HR conference in the Midwest. As you know, he has been working for the last few months on an essay, “The Moral Bedrock of Management: Maximizing Human Capital Development.” In many ways, he says, that essay will be the basis for his speech. “I try to do […]

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Update: Moral Bedrock

Mié, 27/08/2014 - 18:37

What should you focus on right now to make Excellence happen in your organization? That’s the question that’s always on Tom’s mind. He’s been working on a document called Excellence. NO EXCUSES! (available here) for months. This collection of Twitter conversations now encompasses all the topics Tom sees as important right now for excellence in […]

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Some StuffTweets18 July 2014

Lun, 21/07/2014 - 22:04

Brief snippets FYI … Topic ONE: Generational management. I’m sick-to-death of the “How do we manage ‘Gen Whatever’” bullshit. My response thereto: As leader, commit yourself fully to helping everyone grow every day. Gen A. Gen B. … Gen X. Gen Y. Gen Z. Nothing new. Damn it. People you work with can smell your […]

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Vie, 18/07/2014 - 16:36

Did you see the recent article, “The Post-Post-Apocolyptic Detroit”? Before I met Tom Peters, I lived in Detroit. My husband had an idyllic, cookie-cutter suburban ’60s upbringing there with a family full of auto workers. All his grandparents were immigrants, happy to see their children thrive in post-WWII Detroit. He spent the ’80s in downtown […]

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“Mastery”Total Real Estate TrainingAnnual Education ConferenceSydney, 15-16 July 2014

Mié, 16/07/2014 - 03:09

Tom is addressing a group of the most successful realtors in Australia and New Zealand. He and Rupert Murdoch are the principal keynoters. (Mr. Murdoch is in town to, among other things, celebrate the 50th anniversary—15 July—of the launch of his national newspaper, the Australian.) “The pattern is one I’m familiar with,” Tom says of […]

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Total Real Estate Training
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Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Update

Lun, 07/07/2014 - 02:58

Tom has continued to tinker with his now super-sized document, Excellence. NO EXCUSES! He asked the opinion of his Twitter followers, and they approved the addition of “Moral Bedrock of Management,” available here. It is now item number 6 in this latest version of Excellence. NO EXCUSES! We encourage you to download it, or one […]

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New Master Slideset

Jue, 03/07/2014 - 16:22

After a year of self-education, Tom has lots of new observations to include in his Master slides. Get the newest PPT here, or on

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