Excellence Now

The Works

ExcellenceNow is author and speaker Tom Peters’ answer to the question, How can one thrive in these turbulent times in business? Covering 18 categories from Innovation to Branding to Leadership, here are hundreds of his best Powerpoint presentations, PDFs, videos: share them, use them.

Excellence

Excellence: The Continuing Search

Pin up this one page in your office, refer to it fre­quent­ly.

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Excellence Always

Though Tom wrote this PPT in 2006, it applies now and always.

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Quality 136

Qual­i­ty is the answer to “What’s the Point?”

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Brand You

The Brand Called You

The arti­cle that start­ed the per­son­al brand­ing move­ment, at FastCompany.com.

More On Brand You

Tom avers that tak­ing con­trol of your own career is not an option.

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Brand You World

You must build your own rep­u­ta­tion for excel­lence and cre­ate your own life.

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Excellence Oath & Credo

Serv­ing cus­tomers comes from serv­ing those who serve the cus­tomer.

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The Dream Manager

Tom explores the mes­sage from Cool Friend Matthew Kelly’s book, The Dream Man­ag­er.

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People (REALLY) First!

Do peo­ple come first in your orga­ni­za­tion? Mea­sure your­self by Tom’s cri­te­ria.

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Innovation

Innovation IS Strategy

Talk­ing points include: bias for action, inno­vate or die, strat­e­gy sec­ond.

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Innovate or Perish (PAI Summary)

10 ideas for pump­ing up inno­va­tion in your orga­ni­za­tion.

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The Innovation 121

Appen­dix 4, Excel­lence. NO EXCUSES! Accept fail­ure; always go for the Wow!

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Execution

Bias for Action

Do some­thing. Do any­thing. Now.

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Grant Nelson Boyd Bossidy

Tom’s paragons of the action bias are pre­sent­ed here.

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Boss-Free Implementation 2002

Prove your the­o­ry far from the top brass before you pro­pose it to them.

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Leadership

Moral Bedrock

A leader’s prin­ci­pal oblig­a­tion = Devel­op the skillset of every­one in the orga­ni­za­tion.

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The Top 50 “Have Yous”

Have you called a cus­tomer? Thanked an employ­ee? Etc.

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Leadership 50: All Bases

Tom’s 50 stan­dards for lead­ers, with more expo­si­tion than “Lead­er­ship 50”.

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Design 49

In these 8 slides, Tom lays out his Design prin­ci­ples suc­cinct­ly.

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Design

Per Tom, design is the well­spring of Cor­po­rate Soul & the No.1 basis for com­pet­i­tive advan­tage.

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Brand, Design, and Differentiation

In 2009, Lead­er­sIn filmed an inter­view with Tom. Find the video here.

Healthcare

Healthcare Master

Includ­ing chap­ters such as “And They Call It Sci­ence” and “Over-treat­ment.”

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Listening

Tom high­lights “the sin­gle most sig­nif­i­cant strate­gic strength” an orga­ni­za­tion can have.

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Healthcare for the 21st Century

Emerg­ing health­care real­i­ties in the third mil­len­ni­um.

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The Marti and Margaret Show

Major points from Mar­ti Bar­let­ta and Mar­garet Hef­fer­nan.

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Women Roar

Sub­ti­tle: “The New Economy’s Hid­den Imper­a­tive.” Writ­ten 15 years ago, still rel­e­vant.

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State of Women in USA Business

A two-page chal­lenge from Tom: How do women fare in your orga­ni­za­tion?

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Technology

Business Excellence in a Digital Age

Tom says busi­ness now is much the same as in 1982 when he co-wrote Search.

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Hot Books/Recent Readings

Sub­jects include the per­son­al­ized web, gam­i­fi­ca­tion, big data, etc.

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Bhide’s Venturesome Economy

This 5-slide set out­lines impor­tant points from Amar Bhidé’s book.

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Boomers’ Dominance

The baby boom gen­er­a­tion has a lot of life—and spend­ing power—left.

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On People Turning 50

Tom argues for mar­ket­ing to the over-50 pop­u­la­tion.

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Women Plus Plus

Tom rec­om­mends three mar­kets that he feels are under-served.

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Graniterock

An exam­ple of how to remind cus­tomers of just how Excel­lent your ser­vice can be.

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The PSF++ Solution

Tom sug­gests your busi­ness can stand out in a crowd­ed mar­ket­place with ser­vices added.

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Beyond the Knowledge Economy

Re-imag­ine your business—with a focus on ser­vice to the cus­tomer.

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Entrepreneurs

111 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts on Selling

Every­one is in sales. Also at Change This.

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Newpreneurs and the Economy

Tom dis­cuss­es the econ­o­my cir­ca 2009 and gives tips for “new­pre­neurs.”

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100 Ways to Succeed/Make Money, 1–50

The first half of the Suc­cess Tips. Also at ChangeTh­is.

Branding

Dramatic Difference

Gain the com­pet­i­tive edge in brand­ing your com­pa­ny by mak­ing it dra­mat­i­cal­ly dif­fer­ent.

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The Heart of Branding

With news in real time on the Web, you must pro­tect your brand image.

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Brand Equals Talent

In this video, Tom reminds us that brand­ing efforts depend on an empha­sis on the tal­ent.

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Strategy

The Strategy Baker’s Dozen

A baker’s dozen eter­nal ver­i­ties, such as: hire the best tal­ent.

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The “Strategy First” Myth

Chap­ter 3, The Works. SEVEN (VERY) Ques­tion­able “Foun­da­tion Myths.”

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Goals and Strategy

Tom gives his view of the impor­tant ele­ments of busi­ness suc­cess.

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Marketing

Must Marketing Reads

You’ll always find some­thing of inter­est in one of Tom’s book lists.

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32 Customer Entanglement Strategies

32 ways to have cus­tomers who are more than engaged.

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Wallop Walmart Plus

An out­line for small busi­ness begin­nings and suc­cess.

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Education

Education 2002

This PDF gives Tom’s pre­scrip­tion for edu­ca­tion to pre­pare for work life today.

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Education for the Third Millennium

Tom gives his view of what’s wrong with edu­ca­tion and how to improve it.

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Jobs-Stanford

Tom gives his favorite lines from Steve Jobs’s 2005 Stan­ford com­mence­ment address.

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