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The London-based publication Citytech called him an “outstanding individual and visionary” when M. Thomas (Tom) Collins was named as one of the Top 100 Global Tech Leaders. Tom is also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US publication Law Technology News for his contribution to the use of technology in the legal community. Although now retired from the commercial world, he continues to write and speak on leadership as well as managing for excellence and pen his series of Mark Rollins adventure mysteries.

Tom Collins earned his Master's Degree from the University of Alabama in 1965 and began his career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse (now PwC). He left PwC in 1968 to pursue the emerging
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Tom Collins Mr. and Mrs. North: I remember them most from the movies, but Frances Louise Lockridge and her husband Richard Orson Lockridge wrote over 40 books…moreMr. and Mrs. North: I remember them most from the movies, but Frances Louise Lockridge and her husband Richard Orson Lockridge wrote over 40 books featuring the these lovable characters. Why--it was the golden age of New York that provided a wonderful backdrop and authors light touch made detecting fun--Murder without blood you might say, like the old western gunshot victims.(less)
Tom Collins That is a really good question. My answer is just start writing. Even if it has nothing to do with your manuscript. Write about a vacation, growing…moreThat is a really good question. My answer is just start writing. Even if it has nothing to do with your manuscript. Write about a vacation, growing up, anything. Usually once you get the juices flowing you can go back to your manuscript. (less)
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The Claret Murders: A Mark ...

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Mark Rollins and the Puppeteer

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The Nashville headquarters of the company Lonely Planet is using my book The Language of Excellence in its management training program. A bulk purchase program is available for companies and organizations that want the book for training or promotional purposes.

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“Eli Campbell, managing partner of Chambers and White, walked into the break room carrying an empty mug. Partners seldom entered the room, but Eli was the exception. He practiced “management by wandering around.” Chatting with the staff while pouring his own coffee or biting into a hot Krispy Kreme doughnut gave him an insight that none of the other partners had. Unlike the other partners, he was friendly, outgoing, and approachable when in the office. But, that was a practiced facade.”
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“Excellence must be achieved through the eyes of those who judge us; once achieved it can only be maintained with constant innovation.”
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“In any bureaucracy, the people devoted to the benefit of the bureaucracy itself always get in control, and those dedicated to the goals the bureaucracy is supposed to accomplish have less and less influence, and sometimes are eliminated entirely.[Pournelle's law of Bureaucracy]”
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