Brand, Design, and Differentiation
In 2009, LeadersIn filmed an interview with Tom. Find the video here.
Thoughts on Budget
Some of the most noted engineering projects in the world came in over budget.
Innovation IS Strategy
Talking points include: bias for action, innovate or die, strategy second.
Tom speaks on creativity. Quoting Richard Florida, he calls it “the ultimate economic resource.”
The TV show House inspired this list of desirable practices for businesses and leaders.
Tom explains why who sits next to whom in your office can make a huge difference.
Tom replies to a question submitted by website visitor Keith Clark about finding inspiration on difficult days.
A collection of rarely used slides ranging from China’s emergence to outsourcing.
In this video, Tom says you must “play politics” to get things done. PDF transcript attached.
High Standard Deviation Enterprise
Getting WEIRD and staying WEIRD: Creating & Maintaining an HSDE.
Boss-Free Implementation 2002
Prove your theory far from the top brass before you propose it to them.
Pursue “Insanely Great”
Chapter 17, The Works. Extreme times call for extreme language—AND actions.
Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Appendix 1. Experiment out of the boss’s sight.
Watch Tom speak about reinvention in English with Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.
You Are the Company You Keep
You must hang out with interesting people who pull you into the future.
A commentary on the developer of modal containerization and the effects of it.
34 BFOs/Blinding Flashes of the Obvious
Chapter 5, The Works. So simple you may have forgotten.
The “Strategy First” Myth
Chapter 3, The Works. SEVEN (VERY) Questionable “Foundation Myths.”
TIB (This I Believe) Long
Tom says: love the mess, work in Technicolor, embrace deviance, etc.
Appendix 2, Excellence. NO EXCUSES! Execution is more important than business systems.
Tom Peters’ Lessons
Everything Tom learned about small business in the 25 years from 1981 to 2006.
Business Excellence in a Digital Age
Tom says business now is much the same as in 1982 when he co-wrote Search.
Hot Books/Recent Readings
Subjects include the personalized web, gamification, big data, etc.
Execution is the best strategy; an idea enhanced by Execution, by Bossidy and Charan.
“Tomato TomA[h]to!” A list of “They say… I say” contrasts. Also at ChangeThis.
From the book Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, by Chris Steiner.
The Adaptive Organization
Hire for attitude, character, and proven teamwork more than for skill.
Tom advises you to take a temporary duty assignment (TDY) in the finance department.
You can plan indefinitely or move on to the business of implementing the plan.
The Getting-Things-Done MBA
Tom’s view on maximizing the implementation skills of your organization.
Tom suggests you implement an Innovation Equality Day, when all departments do R&D.
In this video, find an easy-to-implement method to ensure innovation in your work.
Best Practices, Love ‘Em and Hate ‘Em
Tom says best practices as business strategy can be effective, or not.
Innovation in Large Companies
A question from website visitor Jack Webb, “Why don’t big companies innovate?”
A look at The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the 21st Century, by Cooper.
Irreducibles209, Sales122, This I Believe Master
Get lots of info in this three-in-one PowerPoint.
A mixed bag of subjects & quotes from Jack Welch, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Teresa.
The Death Knell for Ordinary
Pursuing Difference: 9 tactics for putting yourself ahead of the pack.
73 Big Things
Find 73 of Tom’s fave tips in this PowerPoint, e.g., social media, power of algorithms.
Following a visit to Taiwan, Tom’s musings on how an entire city can brand itself.
Cross-functional communication boils down to one extraordinarily simple variable.
Moving Stuff Around
A slides presentation about how you can become a change agent by managing spaces.
Per Tom, design is the wellspring of Corporate Soul & the No.1 basis for competitive advantage.
Tom says you can’t compete with the biggest—instead set yourself apart. Be unique.
Them vs. Us Master
A 16-slide snapshot of what Tom sees as important for thriving in uncertain times.
Gain the competitive edge in branding your company by making it dramatically different.
The PSF++ Solution
Tom suggests your business can stand out in a crowded marketplace with services added.
The “Have You” 50 plus XF 50
A PowerPoint of Have You 50 paired with XF (Cross-Functional) 50.