Topic Presentations

PowerPoint. This is Tom’s medium; he thinks in slides. We’ve collected various and sundry topics here. Some presentations are annotated throughout on gray-background slides with a brief explanation when Tom wanted to say more. Some are not. Use these slides as you wish.

The 3H Theory—Lessons from Howard, Hilton, and Herb—June 2008
April 17, 2014

Getting Things Done
November 21, 2013

Thinking Out Loud
October 25, 2013

22 First Things Before First Things
October 17, 2013

Master NUMBERS
October 15, 2013

73 Big Things
October 14, 2013

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
August 12, 2013

Leadership Reductionist: A Self-Assessment
July 23, 2013

"Hot" Books/Recent Reading
July 11, 2013

Innovation, TEDx, Manchester Center, Vermont
July 1, 2013

Algorithms: from Automate This: How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World, by Christopher Steiner
April 19, 2013

What I've Come/Am Coming to Believe plus Human Capital Development and Education
April 12, 2013

PSF, brought forward from 2007
June 11, 2012

Excellence 2-Page "Summary of Everything"
November 14, 2011

Adaptive Organization
October 15, 2011

GREAT Professional Service Firms
October 15, 2011

Meetings
June 14, 2011

The "11H Theory of Everything"
November 16, 2010

Mickey Drexler/J.Crew
October 28, 2010

The Memories That Matter
October 6, 2010

Words to the Wise
September 15, 2010

PXX
September 15, 2010

FIRST THINGS FIRST
September 15, 2010

Cause, Space, Decency
September 15, 2010

9H
September 15, 2010

New PowerPoint Stuff
August 20, 2010

The BIG Eight Courtesies (updated 28 Nov)
November 25, 2009

The Five Courtesies
November 25, 2009

Innovation 24
June 19, 2009

Quality & Excellence: The Quality 136—136 Random Thoughts on Quality, Emphasizing the Elements That Are Often Missing in Conventional Quality Programs
May 29, 2009

The Heart of Business Strategy
May 18, 2009

Shanghai: 6-Step Path to Excellence
May 5, 2009

Bhidé—The Venturesome Economy
April 21, 2009

Moving Stuff Around—Mastering the "Art of Nudgery"
April 15, 2009

Recession "Secrets" and "Strategies"
March 26, 2009

Symbolic Behavior/Smile/Respect
December 9, 2008

"Top 27"—Twenty-seven Practical Ideas That Will Transform Every Organization
December 5, 2008

The Talent 57
November 13, 2008

Tough Times: Excellence Execution
November 4, 2008

Getting Things Done MBA
November 4, 2008

The Black Swan 44: Tactical Rules for Survival (and Success) in Looney Times
October 3, 2008

The Black Swan 44: Tactical Rules for Survival (and Success) in Looney Times. (Plus 'The Basics')
October 3, 2008

The Basics
October 3, 2008

Hammergren—an addition to the Health"care" Master, slides from the book Skin in the Game by John Hammergren (CEO, McKesson) & Phil Harkins
August 15, 2008

New Old Basics, also in a PDF Version
June 11, 2008

Resilience—In people and organizations
May 19, 2008

The Customer Comes Second
May 8, 2008

Boomers-Geezers: Market Opportunity
May 2, 2008

Equations—A series of equations stating that "Success is a function of ..."
April 22, 2008

The Implementation Master
April 22, 2008

3 Cases—Implementation
April 22, 2008

Healthcare Master—Ten Years in the Making! A completely annotated slides presentation. (Updated 9 Apr 2008.)
April 9, 2008

"Top 50" "Have Yous"
March 24, 2008

Guru Gaffes—Contrasts: Guru-world vs. Real World
February 28, 2008

The Subprime Times
January 22, 2008

Implementation Lists—updated 19 Jan 2008
January 17, 2008

Beautiful Systems—I.e., Get the Grunge Out of Your Processes
January 14, 2008

PSF35—A section of the Master Presentation devoted to the PSF idea, or rather, 35 ideas
January 9, 2008

The Checklist: The Power of a "Blinding Flash of the Obvious"!
December 19, 2007

Planetree: A Radical Model for New Healthcare/Healing/Wellness Excellence (updated 30 March 2007)
December 18, 2007

The Seduction of Listening
December 11, 2007

Cross-functional Excellence—The "XF 50"
December 11, 2007

Real Achievement of Competitive Excellence, Mapping Competitive Position—A List of "Top 50" "Have Yous"
December 11, 2007

The Case for Internal Focus: "Brand Inside" Rules!
September 16, 2007

TRY It!
July 24, 2007

The Magic Number 25 / MBWA / Calendars Never Lie / Excellence. Always.
July 10, 2007

"The 'Rules'"
June 26, 2007

"The 'Rules'" SHORT
June 26, 2007

"The 'Rules'" VERY SHORT
June 26, 2007

Tom's Iconic Books
May 22, 2007

Project Eleanor
May 8, 2007

Boomers' Dominance
May 8, 2007

Brand Loyalty—STABILITY
May 8, 2007

Wiki WikiWorld Wikinomics
March 9, 2007

Most Valuable Companies2006: John Laing Homes, Commerce Bank, Jim's Group
January 3, 2007

The Action Chronicles, Think vs. Do, PSF, WOW!, Grant, 4/40 (expanded and updated 3 Nov 2006)
November 3, 2006

XAlways Women—The Whole Picture (updated 3 Nov 2006)
November 3, 2006

Women-Boomers-Geezers, Short Rant
November 3, 2006

War on Linearity
October 26, 2006

Muhammad Yunus and Microlending—on the occasion of his winning the Nobel Peace Prize
October 13, 2006

Leadership: Freddy Delgado vs. Patricia Dunn
October 6, 2006

Value of Strategic Plans
October 6, 2006

Talent: Lessons from the Arts
October 6, 2006

House!—Thoughts on a TV Show!
October 6, 2006

26 Passions; 5 Damn Its
September 28, 2006

No Last Word
September 26, 2006

Dale Carnegie
September 25, 2006

Jim's Plus
September 25, 2006

The Marti & Margaret Show
September 22, 2006

Mary Oliver & Peter Drucker on Their Fellow Humans
September 22, 2006

Dell Doldrums+
September 12, 2006

Exuberance—quotes from the book by Kay Redfield Jamison
September 1, 2006

Wallop Wal*Mart Plus
September 1, 2006

Guerilla Advantage
August 4, 2006

Grant-Nelson-Boyd-Bossidy
July 26, 2006

Origins of Sustainable Entrepreneurship
July 25, 2006

Management Versus Leadership?
July 21, 2006

Ulysses S. Grant
July 18, 2006

Porter-Drucker-Bennis-Peters
July 18, 2006

"Sorry, Jack," Fortune, 24 July 2006
July 18, 2006

The Question of Scale
July 13, 2006

Them v. Us
June 27, 2006

Tom Peters' Lessons
June 27, 2006

Unilever Diversity
June 27, 2006

Innovation Tactics
June 21, 2006

Tom Peters on Action
June 21, 2006

Innovation Tactics + Action—the two above in combination
June 21, 2006

All You Need to Know (updated 21 June 2006)
June 21, 2006

Excellence Opener (updated 20 June 2006)
June 19, 2006

Excellence Always Stitched—in combination
June 19, 2006

Irreducibles209+ / Sales122 / 60 TIBs (a new combination and update 18 June 2006)
June 19, 2006

Mini Presentations—a collection of one- or few-slide ideas in one deck
June 12, 2006

The Problem Is Rarely the Problem (updated 7 June 2006)
June 6, 2006

Paul Arden: THINK THE OPPOSITE
May 31, 2006

Innovation: List Only
May 29, 2006

Innovation: A Summary Presentation
May 29, 2006

Healthcare21 Report Card
May 29, 2006

An Enron Juror on Leadership
May 27, 2006

The Work Matters: On Self-reliance, Becoming a "Change Insurgent," and the Power of Peculiarities
May 1, 2006

Healthcare Report Card
May 1, 2006

Containerization—on its 50th Anniversary
April 26, 2006

Killer Combo (updated 04.22.06)—includes "Excellence. Always." Plus "First Level Scientific Success," "All the Things You Need to Know," "Leadership23," "People Power," "Leadership2006," "The Irreducible209," and more.
April 19, 2006

Irreducibles—209 "for sure" items (updated 31 March 2006)
March 31, 2006

B-school M.I.A.
March 9, 2006

Marcus Buckingham, The One Thing You Need to Know
February 16, 2006

The "3Es"—one slide with an important message
February 15, 2006

The Cup Challenge—A collection of truths suitable for the side of a coffee mug
February 13, 2006

111 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts on Selling (PDF—updated from "90 Thoughts" dated 24 Jan 2006)
January 31, 2006

Lists: Important Stuff
January 25, 2006

89 Ridiculously Obvious Thoughts About Selling Stuff and 90 Thoughts (PDF)
January 25, 2006

41 Favorite Quotes and 42 Quotes (PDF)
January 25, 2006

Toward Health(care) Excellence
January 23, 2006

Re-imagine! Speech—100 Words or Less
January 6, 2006

The Excellence Basics, 1982-2005
December 8, 2005

Leadership50 (revised 6 Dec 2005)
December 6, 2005

Transformational Change (updated 6 Dec 2005)
December 6, 2005

Dramatic Difference, One hour (updated 29 Nov 2005)
November 21, 2005

Dramatic Difference (updated 14 Nov 2005)
November 14, 2005

Ultimate Success Secrets
November 10, 2005

Innovate or Die, the Basecase
November 5, 2005

Innovate or Die, Long Version
November 5, 2005

Buyback, a short rant
November 4, 2005

Brand Taiwan
October 27, 2005

Lists & Lust
October 27, 2005

Small and Medium Enterprises
October 23, 2005

Healthcare Special Presentation Overview
October 23, 2005

A Bias for Action
October 17, 2005

Bossidy—wisdom from the book Execution by Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
October 17, 2005

Tom's Base Case: Re-imagine!
October 5, 2005

The Nub of Leadership: Helping/Inviting Others to "Discover Their Greatness"
October 4, 2005

PresentationExcellence, 56 Ideas/Suggestions (updated 30 Sept 2005)
September 30, 2005

Super TIB25 (TIB = This I Believe)—one slide, lots of ideas
September 29, 2005

Leadership50—All Bases (updated 29 Sept 2005)
September 26, 2005

The Planning, Planning Systems, Intelligence & Measures50
June 28, 2005

Gleanings
Slides to accompany Tom's blog of 20 June 2005.
June 20, 2005

Steve Jobs—Stanford
Selected excerpts from Steve Jobs' commencement address at Stanford University, June 2005.
June 20, 2005

Interviewing Excellence 31
May 30, 2005

MicroPP, A Dozen New Slides
May 12, 2005

Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat, summary
May 9, 2005

Design49
Prepared for the Better by Design Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, March 2005.
March 30, 2005

SHORT.TourD'Horizon
February 14, 2005

New Economy. New Biz Degrees.
February 2, 2005

CEOs Are Idiots19
January 26, 2005

The "PSF" Is Everything
January 13, 2005

New C-Levels
Suggestions for the sorts of "Chief" Officers we should have.
December 27, 2004

We Live In A "Brand You" World
A short riff on dealing with the Brand You Reality.
December 27, 2004

PSF33: Thirty-three Professional Service Firm Marks of Surpassing Distinction
December 20, 2004

X04: Excellence Found
December 8, 2004

Beyond the "Knowledge Economy"
December 3, 2004

Pink-Florida-Littky-Enriquez
December 2, 2004

Preview2005
November 9, 2004

Peerless "Brand Inside"
November 8, 2004

Itinerant Potential Machines
November 1, 2004

Step Out ... or Get Stepped On
November 1, 2004

Leadership3—3 takes on Leadership in one
October 28, 2004

HR Master
October 26, 2004

Health Care Horrors and Hope
October 26, 2004

Short Takes 27
October 25, 2004

The Power Is the Story
October 15, 2004

SE17: Origins of Sustainable Entrepreneurship
October 10, 2004

Virginia Postrel
October 10, 2004

Power & Implementation34
September 16, 2004

Healthcare
September 16, 2004

Healthcare21
September 16, 2004

Education for the 3rd Millennium
September 16, 2004

Creativity Short Takes
September 4, 2004

Goals-Strategy (updated 12 Aug 2004)
August 12, 2004

Passion & Purpose (updated 13 July 2004)
July 13, 2004

A Passion for Passion
June 12, 2004

New Markets, a very short special presentation
March 26, 2004

Re-imagine! An Introduction to Crazy Times
March 12, 2004

Women & Boomers
February 11, 2004

Must Marketing Reads
February 8, 2004

Robert Cooper
January 11, 2004

China Roars!
January 1, 2004

T. Peters vs. J. Collins (updated 16 Mar 2004)
December 15, 2003

The Leadership11: Rate yourself! (updated 18 June 2004)
December 4, 2003

Legacy
October 15, 2003

Biz12: Successful Businesses' 12 Truths
February 26, 2003

Connect!
January 30, 2003

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
January 18, 2003

Women Rule!
October 9, 2002

Tom's 60TIBs (This I Believe) (updated 30 Aug 2002)
August 28, 2002

Brand Inside (updated 23 Feb 2002)
February 19, 2002

The Solutions Imperative (updated 01 Mar 2002)
January 29, 2002

The Sales25
December 18, 2001

Revolutionary Government
November 15, 2001

Self-Determination
August 17, 2001

The HR/Training Manifesto
June 18, 2001