A Danish serial entrepreneur, Jonathan Løw, has written a book of advice to other entrepreneurs on vision, culture, and best practices. He calls it The Guru Book, and he included some thoughts by Tom on the subject of listening. The international edition is out today. Visit the book website for further info.
One of Tom's first duties in his new role as Distinguished Adjunct Professor of the University of Auckland Business School is to give a speech about his new book, The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last. The speech is free, so we hope all our Kiwi friends are able to attend.
Details: 8 March 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m., University of Auckland School of Business, Glenn Building, Grafton Road, Auckland. Invitation and registration.
Visit ExcellenceNow.com right now! Today is launch day. We've done a major overhaul of the site just for you. We promise you'll find hundreds of thought-provoking slides, documents, and videos, all from Tom. This is a singular location for inspiration. Enjoy!
The 29 January 2018 issue of Publisher's Weekly includes a starred review of Tom's book, The Excellence Dividend, to be published in March by Vintage. Tom is very pleased with the special recognition from the insider's source of info on upcoming books.
Publisher's Weekly has subscription only website access, so if you're one of their subscribers, you can find the review on page 178 of the print publication, or by searching on PublishersWeekly.com.
Here's a sample:
Peters, a veteran business writer, delivers a superb business tome intended to capture his 'thinking over the past five decades' and show its applicability to the 21st century. Peters does a commendable job of parsing an impressive amount of material into easily digestible bites, beginning with simple and elegant definitions of what excellence looks like at work ... ”
Kudos to Tom!
We created ExcellenceNow.com as a way to showcase a very special slide presentation that Tom had been working on. We've done a complete redesign of the site, and it will now be the knowledge center for all of Tom's work. You will find slides, thought pieces, and videos there. We're launching the new version of ExcellenceNow.com on Thursday, February 1. Stay tuned!
The Excellence Dividend is about three things. (1) How to survive/thrive in the Age of AI: emphasize humanity of what you do, sharpen your curiosity & playfulness, commit to radical growth for yourself & anyone you supervise. (2) Summary of 51 years' learnings. (3) Tribute to supercool SMEs.
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.
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 Forbes.com 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!
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 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.