The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths, making our weaknesses irrelevant.
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.
Doni Tamblyn is one funny lady. Her basic formula is simple: "Make your people part of the show."
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?
Do they wear slippers in India? Note: Registration is free at Forbes.com.
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
Laugh Off the Fabulous Screw-up
Loyalty Ain't Dead
Appreciate New Technology
Never Be Satisfied
Learn how TNT found its drama and why a 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 pdf schedule for
your local station.