Tom Peters

1942 -

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on flowers, gratitude, and thank you

Send 10—TEN!!—people flowers. Today. As "Thank yous" for good things "small"—or even large—done in the last two weeks.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #127: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010484.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on competitors, competition, and customers

Don't let the "enemy" rule your life. Try your damnedest to follow the exact advice of Mr McCue...: "Literally don't think about them."

Easier said than done, no doubt, but awareness is a start. That is, direct conversations away from "What is Microsoft doing?" ("What is the accountancy across the road doing?") And focus instead on, What new and cool things are we doing for our customers?

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #129: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010489.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on re-tool and change

The principal reason, invariably, most "successful" giant companies rather quickly become also-rans, or just amorphous blobs on the competitive landscape, is their failure to re-tool in anything like a fundamental way. In fact, the worse things get, typically, the more they dig in their heels and defend yesterday's turf.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: The Real Stunner!: http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010476.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on work, workplace, pleasant, caring, and engaged

Fact is, the work place to a great extent is "where we live." We need star accountants. Boffo saleswomen. Over-the-top creatives in marketing and new product development. And so on. But, since we're effectively talking about "where we live," good sense and good business and "good" engagement throughout the "supply chain," from vendor's vendor to customer's customer, we would benefit mightily—including on the P & L—if we insisted (!) on: "Pleasant." "Caring." "Engaged."

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 100 Ways to Succeed #120: Pleasant. Caring. Engaged. http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?note=010426.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on brand, style, and leadership

Gandhi and Mandela and Churchill and JFK and Reagan and Thatcher and Sarkozy and Franklin and Washington set the tone to an incredible degree—their "personal style" was their "brand." ("It" starts with personal style of the tip-top leadership team. Sorry to be politically insensitive, but who would give a hoot about Tibet if it weren't for the look and style of the Dalai Lama?) Boss at any level: You're either on the "it" boat—or not.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: 67 Random Thoughts on Design: http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010419.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on uncertainty, resilience, unpredicatability, and black swan

Well if we can't plan for it, and we can't let it distract us 24 hours a day every day, what can we do?

Beats me, is mostly my response.

But I have fallen deeply in love with a word that may be of use ... Resilience.

To deal with the absurdly unlikely, we can find resilient people and shape our organization to be more or less able to respond to a knockout blow—right out of left field.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: Tom Peters: Resilience and Black Swans: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010405.php

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on excellence, value, and customers

Excellence comes from human beings doing things of value that customers find memorable.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: A Personal Top Ten Tom Quotes from London: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010363.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on business, competition, and execution

The thing that keeps a business ahead of the competition is excellence in execution.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: A Personal Top Ten Tom Quotes from London: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010363.php

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A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on brand, branding, and success

Brand inside is more important than brand outside for sustained success.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: A Personal Top Ten Tom Quotes from London: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010363.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas J. "Tom" Peters on leaders and leadership

Leaders' careers will usually be determined by their handling of one or two critical events that no one could possibly anticipate or plan for.

Tom Peters (1942 -)

Source: A Personal Top Ten Tom Quotes from London: http://www.tompeters.com/entries.php?rss=1&note=http://www.tompeters.com/blogs/main/010363.php

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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