Category: Announcements

Announcing Tom’s Upcoming Online Course Series!

To our friends old and new: 

Tom is launching a series of online courses on Udemy very (very) soon!

In the age of Covid-19, we’re committed to finding new ways to connect with you. This course series is one of the many things we’re doing to give you access to Tom’s teachings in new ways. 

While it may be a while before we can meet in person, there’s no reason not to strengthen those relationships digitally. 

For those of you who may not be able to afford it right now, we’ll be uploading snippets of the courses on our website at no cost at all. 

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To learn more about what Tom will be teaching, read his letter to you below.
TP Course 1 Guide - A Personal Note

Listen in!

In these exceptional times, Tom stresses the need for inspiring and humane leadership now more than ever.

As leaders, we must ask ourselves: (1) What are our responsibilities to our employees and the greater community? (2) How will management excellence during uncertain times better shape our futures?

Tom tackles these questions in a number of recent conversations conducted well over six-feet away (!) with various thought leaders.

We hope these words offer you some guidance and wisdom in how you lead your careers and lives. In the meantime, stay safe.

 

July 28

On 1000 African Voices, Tom talks about Trump and the importance of leadership during turbulent times.

July 27

On Six Pixels of Separation, Tom talks to Mitch Joel about business thinking. Listen in, get inspired and GO! 

July 17

Check out Tom's feature on the Masters Speak series hosted by Future Generali India Life Insurance.

July 13

Tom speaks with Todd Schnick on the Schnick Foundation podcast.

July 3

Tom speaks with Adrian Swincoe on Punk CX about the need for Extreme Humanization. Listen to the podcast episode here!  

July 1

Check out this recorded livestream with Tom and Sam Maule of the 11:FS show.

June 29

In a LinkedIn Live conversation with Phil Gerbyshak, Tom stresses that certain priorities remain constant despite the global volatility brought on by COVID-19.

June 24

On the Scaling Up Business podcast with Bill Gallagher, Tom talks about putting people first. Why? Because what could possibly be more important!

June 21

Listen in to hear what Tom says company leaders must understand, his unexpected stance on maximizing shareholder value, and more on Roger Dooley's Brainfluence podcast.

June 21

On Global I.Q with Jim Falk, Tom talks about how leaders must navigate the new normal to effectively engage within the limits of social distancing and virtual conference rooms.

June 7

On the weekly show DisrupTV, Tom engages in an energizing conversation with Salesforce's Vala Afshar and Chairman of Constellation Research, Inc Ray Wang. This episode has reached over 72k views in just over a week! Check it out!

Podcast here.
Video recording here.

June 5

On Diane Hamilton's Take the Lead, Tom talks about his inspirations, motivations and strategies for managing better.

 

"I’ve been reading so much stuff for the past few years. The whole series of books from Sherry Turkle, a woman from Berkeley on how the new technology is making awful messes of our brain.  All of which incidentally, given the timing of our conversation and forgetting the nightmare part is incredibly important relative to this issue.

Are we all going to work for home and what does that mean in terms of social psychological interaction, decision-making, etc.?

I’ve been asked over and over again, the thing that Bob Waterman and I found in doing the In Search of Excellence research way back in 1977, was managing by wandering around in a two-year-old Packard. I’ve always said that’s the only idea I need. It’s not about managing by wandering around. It’s about leaders who are in touch." - Tom Peters

May 29

On Unleashed with Jeff Tetz, Tom talks about his recent compilation of management advice, 27 Number Ones.

May 25

Catch Tom and Marcus Kirsch on the third episode of The Wicked Podcast.

May 25

Tom and Nick Westergaard talk leadership in troubling times on the On Brand podcast.

“The way that leaders behave relative to the people that work with them throughout this crisis—let’s call it the last two months and the next 2–3 months—what they do and the way in which they do it will be the landmark of their adult career.” - Tom Peters

May 19

Tom speaks with Thomas Capone on the New York Distance Learning Association's podcast, Coffee in the Clouds

"What you have done in the last 60 days and what you will do in the next 90 or 120 days, to a significant degree, will be your life legacy... If you take great care of people, they'll take care of the bottom line. " -Tom Peters

May 12

Listen to Tom on Jim Marous' Banking Transformed podcast.

May 7

On the Tell Me What To Say podcast with Drew Kugler, Tom talks about communication during a crisis.

April 30

In his second appearance on the Stayin' Alive in Tech podcast with founder of Timeshare CMO Melinda Byerley, Tom discusses how managers should navigate tough decisions. Underscoring his decades-long philosophy of putting people first, Tom warns of the consequences leaders will face down the line if they don't prioritize their employees now.

"If you're a leader and if you have people working for you, never do any single thing you can't imagine bragging to your grandkids thirty years from now. It's all about people. It's all about taking care of people... You have a responsibility as a business owner." -Tom Peters

April 24

In this GYDA Member Hub Talks – Robert Craven interviews Tom on how the COVID-19 Crisis will define your career as a digital agency leader.

April 20

On Jeanne Bliss' Human Duct Tape Show, Tom talks about the importance of trusting your employees as many make the transition to work from home.

"The skill you need in a crisis is to have developed an incredible group of human beings who have autonomy and who care." -Tom Peters

April 1 

For non-corona related news, Tom spoke with Bradford Cooper on the Catalyst Health, Wellness and Performance Podcast discussing how to succeed and make an impact in the wellness industry.

“You have the opportunity to dramatically reshape the lives over a 10 year period of 1000 people.” - Tom Peters

March 29

On the Manage Smarter Podcast, Tom speaks with SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith on how to manage effectively and humanely during a crisis.  

"If you are a CEO sitting with stock options up the kazoo — and you’ve got a bank account of 170 million dollars — and if you lay front line people off (during this pandemic), you are a first-class lifelong SOB in my book." - Tom Peters

Podcast: Stayin’ Alive in Tech

There's a relatively new podcast hosted by Melinda Byerley called Stayin' Alive in Technology. Two days ago Tom was a guest, and his episode, "Tom Peters: Don't Stop Me Now," is now live and ready for listening. Tom tells us he had a lot of fun, not the least of which was choosing the music! (So, be sure to pay attention to that.)

Stayin' Alive in Tech podcast

To see more from this podcast, which explores the beginnings of technology and Silicon Valley, visit @stayinpodcast on Twitter.

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!

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]

Video: Tom Gives His Favorite Drucker-ism

With The Excellence Dividend in stores, Tom's actively putting bits of wisdom from the book onto many media outlets. Here's a video on LinkedIn where he encourages leaders to pay attention to Peter Drucker.

The Excellence Dividend Is Now Available

We're thrilled to announce that Tom's new book, The Excellence Dividend, is now available in the U.S. The audio, print, or ebook versions can be ordered online, or you can visit your favorite local independent bookstore to pick up a copy.

As Tom says: "We are in a time of incredible change. My bottom line is that there is an effective way to master and profit from the madness. And, yes, the answer is excellence. It is hard work, but it is eminently doable. And infinitely rewarding at a personal as well as professional level."

Find out more about The Excellence Dividend at excellencedividend.com.

Radio New Zealand Features Tom

As we approach the publication of The Excellence Dividend, Radio New Zealand did an interview with Tom about his new book. On the RNZ program Nine to Noon, Tom spoke about "thriving in the tech tide." Listen here.

Tom’s in The Guru Book

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.

Tom to Speak at the University of Auckland Business School

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.