Archives: May 2004

Very Tomesque

Bruce Mau Design introduces itself with an Incomplete Manifesto for Growth at its website. The manifesto reminds us so much of Tom that we linked to it.

Leading Through Uncertainty

Citing Tom, Anne-Birte Stensgaard of AME Info writes about three new fundamentals of leadership.

The “new fundamentals” of leadership are geared to helping leaders, at all levels of the organisation, cope with a variety of fast-moving and challenging business conditions … enabling them to lead others successfully in the achievement of stretching business goals.

We can relate to her three points: “Be href="http://www.tompeters.com/col_entries.php?note=005295&year=1990">Credible.
Create href="http://www.tompeters.com/implementation/solutions/leaders_voice/workshop.php">Clarity and Focus. Build a Coaching Culture.”

Simply Profound

While attending a session at ASTD, David Cooperrider (coauthor of Appreciative Inquiry) discussed a Peter Drucker quote on what leadership really means.

The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths, making our weaknesses irrelevant.

What Is Fast Prototyping?

Tom’s 1999 Fast Company article on WOW!Projects explains it best.

The fastest, smartest way to get your project defined and refined is to practice the art of quick prototyping. Don’t keep your project hidden in some private skunk works until you can hone it into a perfect deliverable.

Humor Rules

Doni Tamblyn is one funny lady. Her basic formula is simple: “Make your people part of the show.”

Destruction Considered

Read the reflections of a Santa Cruz Sentinel reporter regarding Tom’s comments following the destruction of his family business. Adversity brings out the best in this writer, how about you?

Off-Shoring Alert

Do they wear slippers in India? Note: Registration is free at Forbes.com.

Geoff Thatcher posted this on May 18, 2004, in News.
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Brand You Survival Kit

Tom created a Brand You Survival Kit for the June 2004 issue of Fast Company. It’s available online, but here’s the gist of it:

Think About Great Gigs
Be a Spin Doctor
Master Something
Laugh Off the Fabulous Screw-up
Embrace Ambiguity
Loyalty Ain’t Dead
Appreciate New Technology
Never Be Satisfied

“Ah-Ha” Moments

Brand Autopsy features a long list of Re-imagine! “ah-ha” moments from a funky guy named Rich at Missing Link.

See Re-imagine! on PBS

Learn how TNT found its drama and why a href="http://www.qualityoflife.org/" target="_blank">regional hospital in South Bend, Indiana, opened a children’s health museum. In his first public television special in the post-Enron, post 9/11, post-boom era, Tom is back with a call to arms and a passionate wake-up call for the business world, educators, and society as a whole. Check this href="http://www.tompeters.com/pdfs/PBSDates051104.pdf" target="_blank">pdf schedule for
your local station.