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“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.”
Tom Peters
“If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.”
Tom Peters, Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution
“There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity”
Tom Peters
“Leaders trust their guts. "Intuition" is one of those good words that has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, intuition has become a "soft" notion. Garbage! Intuition is the new physics. It's an Einsteinian, seven-sense, practical way to make tough decisions. Bottom line, circa 2001 to 2010: The crazier the times are, the more important it is for leaders to develop and to trust their intuition.”
Tom Peters
“If I read a book that cost me $20 and I get one good idea, I've gotten one of the greatest bargains of all time.”
Tom Peters
“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.”
Tom Peters
“Underpromise;overdeliver.”
Tom Peters
“The little people will get even, which is one of a thousand reasons why they are not little people at all. If you're a jerk as a leader, you will be torpedoed. And usually it won't be by your vice presidents; it will be on the loading dock at 3am when no supervisors are around.”
Tom Peters
“A while back, I came across a line attributed to IBM founder Thomas Watson. If you want to achieve excellence, he said, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
Tom Peters
“The “Excellence Standard” is not about Grand Outcomes. In Zenlike terms, all we have is today. If the day’s work cannot be assessed as Excellent, then the oceanic overall goal of Excellence has not been advanced. Period.”
Tom Peters, The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
“If you are not confused then you are not paying attention.”
Tom Peters
“Communication is everyone's panacea for everything.”
Tom Peters


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