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

Just when you thought Tom Peters was about to drop the curtain on his writing career, here’s proof that he still has one more trick up his sleeve, Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence, which succinctly speaks to the topics closest to his heart. How do you process a lifetime of insights from the person who literally “wrote the book” on organizational excellence? 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

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

Tom Peters has given us a gift. You have just picked up a THE book filled with all the daily leadership affirmations you will ever need. Open it up to any page and you will be inspired to do better, be better and become the leader people want to follow."Tiffani Bova, WSJ Bestselling author of Growth IQ

I love this concept from Tom Peters, which delivers a wonderful ready-to-hand collection of inspiration and provocation for every business person to dip into in every possible business circumstance, but importantly, infused with Tom's principle of Extreme Humanism: ensuring people always come first."Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn

Tom Peters’ Compact Guide to Excellence propelled me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions—the ups, downs, and arounds of extreme humanism and achieving excellence. That’s always the case when I read, watch, and listen to Tom Peters. He makes me—and everyone I know— feel something. I think that’s what this book, and “Extreme Humanism,” is all about—getting the juices flowing in service of the value and goodness of people. Grab a copy now. Read it, savor it, put it to use. And please, please pass the word to everyone you know. Reading what Tom and the hundreds of others in this book have to say is a call to action, and we desperately need an army of extreme humanists to take charge of communities, companies, and the country."Jim Kouzes, coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Executive Fellow, Doerr Institute for New Leaders, Rice University

Tom Peters proves once and for all that the shareholder primacy model is not only cruel, it’s completely ineffective. This compact guide is a play book for breaking the chokehold that the language of finance has on business and restoring a sense of purpose and pride to work."Lisa Earle McLeod, author of Selling with Noble Purpose.

Get a ‘guru’ brain in five minutes or less. Tom Peters shares the inside of his clock (er brain), so that you can channel his brilliance into your business and life."Jeanne Bliss, President of CustomerBLISS and bestselling author

Tom Peters speculated in the foreword of my book, Chief Joy Officer, that we might be twins separated at birth. Nope. Tom has been LOUDLY whispering in my ear since 1982 and I listened and took it to heart. Every. Damn. Book. Pay attention. Create, like we did, a company that espouses good kindergarten skills as a prerequisite and chases Care, Hope, Love and Joy as core values. Do this and you will have enough of everything you and your team needs to win every single day. This delightful book should be read every morning before sunrise until you can quote it from memory."Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love and Chief Joy Officer

Beginning with In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters educated a whole generation about what it takes to build a great company, in the process changing the way we all think about business. He showed us capitalism at its best and gave us standards to strive for to make the world better for all. I, for one, am deeply grateful for the impact he has had on my life, which would have been very different without him."Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants and Finish Big

In this eye-catching, punchy book, powerhouse guru Tom Peters drives home his timeless message to truly put people first. Maybe now we’ll listen! Get a copy now, and one for all your colleagues!"Linda Kaplan Thaler, Bestselling author of The Power of Nice and Grit to Great

In our world of accelerating change, growing complexity and confusing uncertainty, Tom Peters cuts to the chase. Tom Peters' Compact Guide to Excellence is a must-own handbook. One of the great thought leaders of business, Tom has curated insights from his own and other leaders’ statements that will grab your attention and shape your thinking. Tapping into the power of purpose, execution, extreme humanism, innovation and beyond, Tom’s bold and paradoxical thinking continues to inspire leaders to elevate their organizations and better our world."Marianne W. Lewis, Author of Both/And Thinking: Embracing Creative Tensions to Solve Your Toughest Problems and Dean of University of Cincinnati’s Lindner College of Business

Tom repeats himself. He curses. He shouts. Why? Because his message is so important. And his message is so simple to be timeless. This collection needs to be read, enjoyed, absorbed and practiced. NOW!"Stuart Crainer, cofounder Thinkers50

Tom Peters has always been at the forefront of what is to come. He has the uncanny ability to see ‘around the curve’ and give his readers great insights. Tom’s blunt, to the point and witty style has guided many towards a new way of thinking and/ or behaving. This Compact Guide to Excellence is overflowing with nuggets for leaders to mine on a daily basis. This book may be called compact, but the impact of Tom’s writing is huge! Consider this your guidepost to excellence in everything you lead or do. Tom’s thoughts on Extreme Humanism, Innovation, Leadership, Culture and People is right on time for today’s changing environment. Businesses from large to small, for profit or non-profit, government, hospitality, entertainment, utilities and ALL others will benefit from embracing the concepts in the Compact Guide To Excellence!"Valarie Willis, Valarie Willis Consulting