Category: Announcements

Jack Covert Award for Tom

800-CEO-READ is the go-to place for businesspeople at all levels to find suggestions for books that they should be reading now. Founder Jack Covert established an eponymous annual award for those who have made a significant contribution to the business book industry, publishers, agents, etc. Tom is thrilled to have been honored with the 2017 Award—he's the first author receive it—which he will be given at the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards on January 18, 2018, in New York City. Jack notes in the press release about the choice, "When you look at authors who established 'business books' as a significant genre within publishing, Tom Peters is the stand out. Tom's first book took business books from the dusty part of the bookstore to the window. It showed the industry that a well written, intelligent business book can sell, and it's never stopped selling. Tom's contribution to the genre has lasted well over three decades." Read more here.

Tom in London

Today, Tom spoke to a very full house at the BBC Distinguished Speakers Series at Saïd Business School in Oxford. That's only one of the highlights of his London trip, however.

On Monday night he received his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Thinkers50 Gala, where he was introduced by old friend Charles Handy. The photos in this post as well as this linked piece at capture the spirit of the evening: Thinking About the 2017 Thinkers50 Gala. Our thanks to its author Dan Pontefract, a fellow business author and fan of Tom, for his unique perspective on the event. Tom also took part in the day-long event prior to the gala, discussing current business issues with Nilofer Merchant.

On Tuesday, Tom spoke to a class at the Cass Business School at City, University of London, followed by a lively appearance with Marianne Lewis, Dean and Professor of Management at Cass to a Global Consulting Consortium.

It's been an exciting week for Tom in the UK!


The Culture of Excellence

Tom was featured on the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova, and the subject was "The Culture of Excellence." They couldn't have found a better spokesperson on the topic than Tom! Find it here.

Tom Is to Receive the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Thinkers50. He will receive the award at a gala in London on 13 November. Thinkers50 is an organization that ranks management thinkers and offers support, training, and development assistance to those who seek help improving their own business. Its founders, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, are authors of many popular books and editors of the Financial Times Handbook of Management. They started the Thinkers50 list in 2001 to highlight the work of influential business thought leaders. Tom is thrilled to have his lifetime work recognized with this honor. Read the whole story here.


There's an opportunity for our readers in the UK to see Tom on BBC Two, tonight, 11 October 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Due to rights issues, the BBC iPlayer works in the UK only. Here's the link.

The BBC Two series to which Tom contributed is on the subject of Work. He thoroughly enjoyed his time with the uber-professional crew from this show. Jacques Peretti and Edmund Moriarty were incredibly well-versed in the workplace issues and business culture of the '80s, thereby sparking Tom's insights from the days of In Search of Excellence.

In general, the series explores how we got to this place where work infringes on all places and times of our lives. Check it out!

Video: Cass B-School

Cass Business School in London invited Tom to speak at the inaugural Cass Executive Leadership Masterclass. They captured the speech on video, and we thank them for sending us this link:

Cass Business School Masterclass

As they describe it, "Cass has a long tradition of providing 'Masterclasses' ... Cass faculty share their research to help keep alumni on the cutting-edge of developing business knowledge ... [A]nnually, the Cass Executive Leadership Masterclass [will] be delivered by a long-standing, international thought leader to invited executives—our senior alumni, corporate partners and advisory board members, as well as rising alumni executives." Cass honored Tom by making him the first masterclass presenter.

Tom Live through On-Demand Learning from IIL

November 3, 2016: Tom will participate in an online learning event presented by International Institute for Learning (IIL). He's to be one of the keynote speakers for their International Project Management Day. You can catch the program live on November 3rd, and find it online for 90 days following the event.

Use the code EXCELLENCE at registration online to get 10% off.

On-Demand Learning from IIL: Project Management Day 2016

Another opportunity to hear Tom speak is coming in November. He'll be one of the keynote online speakers at the International Project Management Day presentation, produced by International Institute for Learning (IIL). The program goes live on November 3, 2016, and it's to be available on demand for 90 days thereafter.

Use the code EXCELLENCE at registration online, and get 10% off.

Tom’s Talk on Sirius Radio

If you missed Tom's radio spot originally aired September 7th on Channel 111 of SiriusXM, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School, you have an opportunity to listen via this link to the Wharton website. Highly recommended!

We had the details wrong in the announcements leading up to this event. Apologies! The correct info is this: The interview with Tom is conducted by Catharine Hays, Executive Director of the Wharton Future of Advertising Program, one of two hosts for the program. Mark & Cheryl Burgess, authors of The Social Employee, were guests along with Tom.

Tom on the Radio—Tomorrow

Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 pm. EST, to be aired on Channel 111 of SiriusXM, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Tom will be speaking on the "Marketing Matters" radio show along with David Edelman, a partner at McKinsey & Co. Cheryl Burgess and Mark Burgess, coauthors of The Social Employee will host the talk. Their focus will be social leaders such as Tom and David Edelman.

Here's a link to the Sirius Radio program. Put it on your schedule!