Excerpt from The Excellence Dividend

Profit Through Putting People First Business Book Club

Business by and large has a lousy rep, and management books by and large focus on things that are broken and how to fix them. Yet there is also a robust body of "good news by putting people (REALLY) first" books—e.g., the informal list below. How about a year-long ... "Profit Through Putting People First Business Book Club" for you and/or your leadership team?

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2.1.18: Good Things Brewing

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: The Nub

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.

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.

MOBI, Medellín

Colombia is the site of Tom's appearance of the day, speaking to MOBI in Medellín. We recommend that you take a look at the MOBI website. Medellín is an award-winning city, and MOBI is a big part of that.

Slides are here:
MOBI, Medellin, Colombia

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 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!

 

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.

Richard Thaler Won the Nobel Prize in Economics

Our Cool Friend Richard Thaler was awarded a Nobel prize! We applaud him and his work in Behavioral Economics, a field he is considered by many to have invented. We interviewed him back in 2008, soon after his book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, written with Cass Sunstein (a lawyer), was first published. The nub is that you may think you're making rational financial decisions, but maybe you're not. To get an idea of what his work is about, you can read our Cool Friend interview, or this article from the Economist, which describes the theory simply and completely. Congratulations to Richard Thaler from Tom and all of us here at tompeters.com!

BBC Two

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!

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