Financial Times Summer Book List

Tom's happy to have The Excellence Dividend included in a very short list—three titles—of books recommended by the Financial Times for summer. If you have a subscription, you can read their review here: "FT Business Books of the Month."

It's also possible to sign up for a month's trial subscription to FT for $1.00. And on Twitter, via the FT tweetstream, you can get a hint to their review and see the other two book titles, here. Thanks to the Financial Times for their recommendation of Tom's latest book!

Ted Kinni Review

The Excellence Dividend was praised in a review by Ted Kinni, contributing editor at strategy+business and the MIT Sloan Management Review. Kinni had taken lots of notes while reading the book, and he described it as a "boldbardment of ideas, facts, figures, memes, and manifestos." He went on to quote Tom's best points, bold capitalization and all!

Tom is honored by the rave review from Ted Kinni, a prolific business writer himself. Ted is enrolled at Medium, where you can find links to his many contributions to the discussion of excellence in business. He's also on Twitter @tedkinni.

Read Kinni's review of The Excellence Dividend on strategy+business.com: The Enthusiasms of Tom Peters.

Podcast: Tom with Kara Swisher

Tom caused a ruckus with his interview by Kara Swisher on the Recode Decode podcast. Tune in and judge for yourself:

Recode Decode podcast

The podcast focuses on The Excellence Dividend, but Tom also gives the story of his beginnings and In Search of Excellence.

IIL Agile and Scrum 2018

Tom has provided the slides from his presentation at the IIL virtual conference, Agile and Scrum 2018. There is the version he used at the online event, and a longer slideset compiled with more depth for anyone who'd like to see more of what he'd have had to say, time allowing. Links to the files for downloading are here:

IIL Agile and Scrum 2018—Virtual Conference
IIL Agile and Scrum 2018—Virtual Conference Long

Video with Tom and Tiffani Bova

Here's a short video: Tom Peters and Tiffani Bova—People to preview the IIL Agile and Scrum virtual conference online, scheduled for Thursday, the 7th, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

Video: Tom Peters and Tiffani Bova—People

[Addendum 6 June 2018: TP and Tiffani Bova—Listen, Care, Smile, Say "Thank You"]

[Addendum 7 June 2018: TP and Tiffani Bova—It's All About the Relationships]

[Addendum 12 June 2018, Final Video: TP and Tiffani Bova—The Importance of Failure]

ChangeThis Issue #164

The lead article in this month's ChangeThis is Tom's elaboration on his main theme from The Excellence Dividend: People First! I.e., people take time.

It seems Tom can't re-state his "People First" message often enough. He's said he'll keep repeating it until businesses start listening and change accordingly.

See the ChangeThis article here. And give time to really digesting its message.

Summarizing the Summary

As I do various podcasts in particular, I keep trying to boil down the fundamental argument of The Excellence Dividend. Here you will find the heart of the matter in ... SEVEN SLIDES (with annotation added).

Lemme know what you think at twitter (@tom_peters).

FYI: Here is the first slide ...

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT MAKING ANY ORGANIZATION/ ANY SIZE/ANY BUSINESS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

EVERY LEADER/2018 HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION TO DEVELOP PEOPLE SO THAT WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR TOMORROW THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

ANY/ALL ORGANIZATIONS ARE PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE. LEADERS: PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE.

Another Addition to the Excellence Dividend Tools

Well, here I go again. Trying to produce useful Excellence Dividend companions. This is a "get it off my chest" PowerPoint. The big ideas about which I am feeling more passionate each day!

I dearly hope you find stuff to steal!!!!!

(PLEASE READ THIS DAMN THING. THE POWERPOINT IS SHORT AND I HOPE SWEET—AND THE VERY BEST I CAN DO!!!!!)

The Excellence Dividend
In PowerPoint/Annotated

Following my April 12 speech in Columbus, Ohio, and two weeks of book publicity—many, many, podcasts, I decided I wanted to complement the new book with an up-to-the-minute PowerPoint. You will find it here. The Big Deal is substantial annotation.

I want you to buy the book!!
Plus copies for colleagues!!

This is not a substitute—but I hope it is a pretty complete addendum. Moreover, an addendum that might help you directly in, say, presentations you make.

Enjoy.
And please let me know via Twitter what you think!

Columbus/Enhanced

I had a great time in Columbus, which is a league leader in business growth, aiming to redouble its already substantial efforts. (The topic was economic development—which allowed me to focus on my SME Love Affair.) As usual, we immediately posted the slides here at tompeters.com.

However, a couple of days later I got to playing around with the slideset. As it was, I didn't get through all the material—typical for me. Nonetheless, I'm now posting a "What if" version of the presentation—what if I'd had 120 minutes instead of 60?

Since this new slidedeck is also a "sorta summary" of The Excellence Dividend, I thought you might be interested.

Have at it, Columbus ENHANCED as of 6PM on 14 April 2018.

Note: WHILE I'VE BEEN ON BOOK TOUR—MOSTLY PODCASTS—I'VE BEEN ASKED OVER AND OVER TO EXPLAIN MY OBSESSION WITH THE "PEOPLE STUFF." I USUALLY ANSWER, SNIPPILY, "WELL WHAT THE HELL ELSE IS THERE? ORGANIZATIONS, NO MATTER HOW MUCH TECHNOLOGY THEY USE, ARE NO MORE AND NO LESS THAN 'PEOPLE SERVING PEOPLE.'" ON THIS TOPIC, CHECK OUT SLIDE #2, WHICH SAYS:

Given/Axiomatic …

(1)THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT MAKING ANY ORGANIZATION OF ANY SIZE IN ANY BUSINESS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK.
(2) EVERY LEADER HAS A MORAL OBLIGATION CIRCA 2018 TO DEVELOP PEOPLE SO THAT WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR TOMORROW THAN THEY WERE WHEN THEY ARRIVED.

Over to you ...

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