It's with the greatest pleasure that we announce the publication of Tom's In Search of Excellence in eBook format. Thirty years after the original burst onto the scene, there's new technology—almost a new world—where books are concerned. Will kids born today have the bookcases full of hardcovers and paperbacks occupying so much space in their parents homes? Not likely. Tom's groundbreaking work is ready for the transition. It's available now for eBook readers; we hope a new generation of readers discovers In Search of Excellence and embraces it as did the last generation. The companies named in the book may not have survived into the present (though some notable "excellent" companies thrive), but that's not the point. Its lessons, such as "A Bias for Action" and "Close to the Customer," are as relevant now as the day it was written. Maybe more so.