Showing Up Matters
The Delaware team at the U.S. Constitutional Congress had great impact by just being there.
Start Something Dull
Tom tells a story of two men, who, by doing very dull things, have made lots of $$$.
Recession Thoughts: 44 Strategies
On strategies to survive and thrive in the Recession, Tom gives 44 ideas.
Thoughts on Budget
Some of the most noted engineering projects in the world came in over budget.
Build Your Legacy
Since only your legacy lives on, you must consciously build it from day one.
Innovation IS Strategy
Talking points include: bias for action, innovate or die, strategy second.
Tom’s paean to small business, including steps to taking on the big guys: “WallopWalmart.”
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.
Former Burger King chief Barry Gibbons says be anything other than ordinary.
Tom says you’ll be amazed at the payoff when you concentrate on the customer.
Invest in People
Improving the appearance of a biz is wasted if worker attitude isn’t upgraded too.
Kindness Is Free
The healthcare industry highlights the impact of kindness, with $0 investment.
A collection of rarely used slides ranging from China’s emergence to outsourcing.
Newpreneurs and the Economy
Tom discusses the economy circa 2009 and gives tips for “newpreneurs.”
Corporate Social Responsibility
In this video, Tom says that corporations must be part of the community.
Women and Boomers
Marketers continue to ignore the customers who are spending almost ALL the money.
Subtitle: “The New Economy’s Hidden Imperative.” Written 15 years ago, still relevant.
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.
War on Systems
Tom’s all in favor of attacking your own systems in order to better serve the customer.
Tuck In the Shower Curtain
Tom’s lesson from Conrad Hilton is to be sure the little things get done.
A commentary on the developer of modal containerization and the effects of it.
Tom’s take on the subprime loans that plagued the housing market circa 2007–8.
The “Strategy First” Myth
Chapter 3, The Works. SEVEN (VERY) Questionable “Foundation Myths.”
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Chapter 9, The Works. Tom uses German Mittelstand as exemplars.
Professional Service Firm “Model” as “Cure All”
Chapter 13, The Works. Profit internal customers too.
TIB (This I Believe) Long
Tom says: love the mess, work in Technicolor, embrace deviance, etc.
A collection including: CEOs Are Idiots and New Economy, New Biz Degrees, among others.
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.
All You Need to Know MASTER
Includes the themes of decency; curiosity; action; and try, fail, try again.
A collection including “Ten Reasons to Get Up in the Morning” and “Summer of Soul.”
The Problem Is Rarely the Problem
The response to the problem invariably ends up being the real problem.
Execution is the best strategy; an idea enhanced by Execution, by Bossidy and Charan.
Angry People Make Change
Tom tells us that the single source of innovation is angry people.
Philosophy of Dave Liniger (RE/MAX): Ensure the success of those who work for you.
The Heart of Strategy
Strategic strength comes from maintaining superiority in talent and execution.
Forty-six “Secrets” and “Clever Strategies” for Dealing with the Great Recession.
The Adaptive Organization
Hire for attitude, character, and proven teamwork more than for skill.
Debunking 6 Myths
Six superbly researched books attack six management/performance Foundation Myths.
Develop Internal Customers
Tom says treat internal customers (workforce) better than external customers.
Tom presents his case for including thoughtfulness in your vision statement.
12 x 20 = 240 Lunches Per Year
Tom runs the numbers on opportunities to build your network and solve problems.
Brand Equals Talent
In this video, Tom reminds us that branding efforts depend on an emphasis on the talent.
Hold ‘Em and Fold ‘Em
In this video, Tom’s advice is to hang in longer than anyone else thinks is wise.
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?”
The Solutions Imperative
This presentation from 2002 has many of Tom’s favorite quotes from that era.
Irreducibles209, Sales122, This I Believe Master
Get lots of info in this three-in-one PowerPoint.
The HR/Training Manifesto
“Who are we?” “What’s our story?” Every employee should know the answers.
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.
Connectivity via the Internet: the accompanying advances, changes, and challenges.
The Business 12
One slide offers what Tom considers 12 characteristics of successful businesses.
TP: “What’ve you done in the past 24 hours to be of service to your organization?”
Moving Stuff Around
A slides presentation about how you can become a change agent by managing spaces.
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.
Three treatises on leadership: The Leadership50, The Leadership25, and LeadershipSHORT.
The Brand Called You
The article that started the personal branding movement, at FastCompany.com.
Susan Cain: Quiet
Cain’s book inspired Tom to re-evaluate how we all see the non-talkers among us.
Beyond the Knowledge Economy
Re-imagine your business—with a focus on service to the customer.