Author Archives: Tom Peters

The Practice of Excellence

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Limits Thereto. Or Not? by Tom Peters As you doubtless know, one of my signature phrases is… EXCELLENCE. Always. I mean it! But what does it mean? Someone joked, “Excellence in leadership! Excellence in innovation! Excellence in management! Excellence in excellence!” That is, the phrase can readily be reduced to meaninglessness or even absurdity. Fact is, some tasks are not ...

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Innovate or Die – Tactics #73-114 of 114

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If the numbering in this post doesn’t seem to jive with yesterday’s, that’s because the list of 110 tactics seems to have grown in the course of the week; we’ve adjusted accordingly. Adhocracy. Love It or Leave It. Projects “emerge.” Recall “spontaneous discovery process,” our item #3. Most projects invent themselves, rather than being the product of a formal planning ...

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Innovate or Die – Tactics #43-72 of 110

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This is the third of four parts of the list of 110 Innovation Tactics. Click here to view Part One – Innovation Tactics #1-16 Click here to view Part Two – Innovation Tactics #17-42 Celebration! Celebrate! Innovative organizations are places where people enjoy their peers’ work, good tries, good screw-ups, milestones reached, etc. Celebrating these events, large and small and ...

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Innovate or Die – Tactics #17-42 of 110

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This is the second of four parts of the list of 110 Innovation Tactics. Click here to view Part One – Innovation Tactics #1-16 We Are What We Eat. (And Who We Hang Out With.) Hang out/”We are what we eat” We are what we eat/We are who we co-habit with, and variants thereof are of infinite importance to the ...

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Innovate or Die – Tactics #1-16 of 110

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Recession or no recession, deep recession or not, the challenge to add more and more value grows, and the importance of innovation, and a culture of innovation, grows exponentially. A “culture of innovation” covers “everything.” There is no halfway. There, of course, are “first principles.” Or are there? I started a list of “stuff” that’s imperative to creating an innovative ...

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Announcing our Newest Contributor – Tom Peters

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We are happy to announce our newest contributor to Blogging Innovation – management guru and best-selling author – Tom Peters. In the weeks to come, we will be bringing you the best of Tom Peters’ thinking on innovation and other topics relevant to Blogging Innovation’s mission to make innovation and marketing insights accessible for the greater good. If there are ...

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