Top 10 Quotes by Tom Peters

Tom Peters

I'm most proud of the fact that we've increased our Disaster Assistance Team from three to 50 people. We recently set a goal to recruit 100 more people to be on the Disaster Services Human Resources Team that can be called out of the area.

Tom Peters
Something mysterious happens to a curious, fully engaged mind - and it happens as often as not, subconsciously. Strange little sparks are set off, connections made, insights triggered
Tom Peters

Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules.

Tom Peters
I think economics is about passion. Economic progress, whether it is a two-person coffee shop or whether it is Netscape, is about people with brave ideas. Because it is brave to mortgage the house, when you've got two kids, to start a coffee shop.
Tom Peters

Mittelstand companies are incredibly focused and almost always family-run. The young men and women go through the apprenticeship system and learn that the goal is excellence.

Tom Peters
All white-collar work is project work. The single salient fact that touches all of our lives is that work is being reinvented.
Tom Peters

Train everyone lavishly. You can't overspend on training.

Tom Peters
Want to accomplish something, any-damn-thing? Sharpen your political skills!
Tom Peters

Become a "learning organization". Shuck your arrogance - "if it isn't our idea, it can't be that good" - and become a determined copycat/ adapter/ enhancer.

Tom Peters
And remember: Everything in business is a paradox. To be excellent, you have to be consistent. When you're consistent, you're vulnerable to attack. Yes, it's a paradox. Now deal with it!