Even when he’s not at his best, and he isn’t here, Tom Peters stands head-and-shoulders above other management gurus, particularly if you like your messages delivered straightforwardly with a good dose of exclamation points. Peters is all about simplicity and excitement, both in his language and in his message. His basic mantra never changes: the workplace is becoming ever more competitive, so you need to make yourself and your company stand out. Do this by viewing your work as a series of critical projects and injecting limitless enthusiasm into each one. In delivering his consistent message, Peters tosses out scores of common-sense lines that are so true that you just have to jot them down. You’ll find quite a few such keepers in this book, but you won’t find much of an overriding theme. Instead, Peters presents a string of 210 useful, fun, pithy observations that flow together loosely, all to imbue you with a dose of Pow! Now! Wow! If you want to get going, getAbstract.com recommends this motivational booster.
About the Author
Tom Peters is a management consultant whose books include In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), A Passion for Excellence (with Nancy Austin), Thriving on Chaos, Liberation Management and The Tom Peters Seminar. He is the founder and chief executive of the Tom Peters Group in Palo Alto, California.