A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference
Cutting through traditional "data-based" dogmas about management, A Passion for Excellence champions the innovative, people-oriented spirit that made In Search of Excellence the bestselling business book of all time. Now, through hundreds of concrete, real-world examples, Tom Peters and Nancy Austin zero in on the key areas of competence that add up to excellence, offering...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 4th 1989 by Grand Central Publishing
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I'm not sure what to say on this book. I speed-read it, by which I don't mean to say that I 'skimmed' it, only that I forced myself to read it very fast. And I feel that that is the appropriate way to approach this book. It has a set of really interesting and meaningful insights, but the count is like 10 eye-opening insights in 500 pages. So in order to make sure I was picking up a cool new insight every time I read, I had to make sure I was reading 40-60 pages in a sitting, because I lot of thi...more
I was a charter member of the Tom Peters fan club during my "business" days. Unfortunately I never had the chance to work for an organization that glommed on to his ideas. Still, watching his seminars is always inspiring and fun, and his books, for the most part, are quenching sips at the business revolution kool-aid.