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by Tom Peters
In the new economy, hierarchical business structures are being consigned to the shredder and replaced with flexible, fast-responding, ad hoc groups of brainworkers. Tom Peters, author of the bestselling IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE is once again ahead of the curve, and now demonstrates that the key to success in business future is total engagement, dynamism, speed, and ...more
Paperback, 880 pages
Published June 6th 1996 by Ballantine Books
(first published 1992)
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Ironically, I read this book after quitting my job and going home to have our first baby. I'm writing this review twenty two years later. The idea that sticks with me is the concept of "reinventing" yourself anew as you enter new projects. So in that sense, I was definitely reinventing myself from businesswoman to stay-at-home mom.
Born in Baltimore in 1942 "with a lacrosse stick in one hand and oars over my shoulder," Peters resided in California, mainly Silicon Valley (where he was on a list of "100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley"), from 1965–2000. Today, Peters and his wife Susan Sargent live on a 1,600-acre working farm, "always under construction," in Vermont. His two stepsons, Max and Ben Cooper, are "busy ...moreMore about Tom Peters...