Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence

Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence (Ideapress Publishing) is full of inspiration for anyone aged 20 to 80, from cashiers to CEOs. Legendary author Tom Peters partnered with iconic designer Nancye Green of Donovan/Green to create this leadership guidebook. Peters and Green have packed this strikingly designed little book with exhilarating quotes that will urge you to recognize what truly matters at work. Peters gathered these gems of wisdom from those down in the trenches creating extraordinary places to work. Green wrought the most accessible and captivating way to absorb that wisdom.

Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence argues that business leaders must start putting people really first and start helping them prepare for a rocky future. As we come to terms with the debilitating pandemic, confront extreme wealth inequality, and wrestle with destabilizing technological revolutions still in their infancy, it is clear that “Extreme Humanism”—treating one another humanely—is the best path forward.

The insights you’ll find in Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence will move you to action, to vigorously and passionately support our communities, provide products and services that stun our clientele with their excellence and verve, and serve our ailing planet. It’s not just the best path forward, it’s the path that can engender purpose and pride in all of us who perform the work. Take this guidebook to work, on your travels, wherever you need to be reminded of excellence. Better yet, share this book—an exquisite gift—with anyone who needs a jolt of genius.

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What People Are Saying

One of the great delights of this book is getting to see the world through Tom Peters’ singular eyes. You’ll dip into the book, intending to stay for a quote or two — and emerge with your assumptions turned happily upside down."Susan Cain, #1 Bestselling author of QUIET and BITTERSWEET

The post-pandemic world requires a frameshift in thinking and Tom Peters provides the catalyst for those inspired to put people first and take a human centric approach in a tech focused business climate. His curation of quotes from global leaders will activate movements and inspire a new generation of leaders."R “Ray” Wang, Founder and CEO, Constellation Research, Inc. and Two-Time Best-Selling Author

Since you may not have the time to read through all 6,500 pages of Tom's first nineteen books, it was very kind of him to have summarized his most fervent beliefs in this latest slim volume. And, speaking for those of us who have been along for more of the journey, all I can say is, Thanks, Tom! From beginning to end, it’s been a great adventure of learning and leadership."Tom Kelley, Partner at IDEO, best-selling author of Creative Confidence, The Art of Innovation and The Ten Faces of Innovation

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Media Mentions

A gift book approach to leadership lessons that delivers highlights elegantly, Kirkus Reviews, October 13 2022

Hybrid Publishing Spreads Its Wings, Brook Warner, Publishers Weekly, September 20 2022

How Personal Branding Can Heal Humanity: A Conversation With The Legendary Tom Peters, William Arruda, Forbes, September 13 2022


Tom Peters: The Return of Excellence, Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People, 9 November, 2022

A Guide to Excellence with Tom Peters, Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry, 9 November, 2022

Tom Peters On What Truly Matters At Work, Six Pixels of Separation with Mitch Joel, 6 November, 2022

The Sales and Leadership Show, with Phil Gerbyshak, 3 November, 2022

Take the Lead with Dr. Diane Hamilton, 1 November, 2022

DisrupTV Episode 298, Tom Peters, Mindy Weinstein, with Vala Afshar and R "Ray" Wang, 21 October, 2022

Tom Peters On His Most Inspired Work Searching For Excellence, Your First Thousand Clients Podcast with Mitch Russo, 23 September, 2022


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