I confess I've probably read every Tom Peters book (up through 2003).
2020: his "tentative memoir title" https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/1469735841396318216
But the New Economy transition seems to involve (musical) chairs being taken away at an accelerating rate. And the attitude of "Distinct or Extinct" doesn't seem like a reasonable Macro Economic model, even if it might be decent career advice. Perhaps it seems like too much of a Zero-Sum Game.
- but he does (p41) get explicit about Job Creation vs destruction: Between 1980 and 1998 the US economy created 29M net new jobs ("2/3 high-paying"); this was after counting the elimination of 44M jobs. So we created 73M gross new jobs. Compare to the European Union, which destroyed basically none, but thus created very few.
- but did the group who got the new jobs include the people who had lost the old jobs? Or was there a shift (from old white males to females, or to immigrants, etc.)? I wonder if there's any good research of what happened?
1982 – In Search of Excellence (co-written with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.)
1985 – A Passion for Excellence (co-written with Nancy Austin)
1987 – Thriving on Chaos
1992 – Liberation Management
1994 – The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations
1994 – The Pursuit of WOW!
1997 – The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness
1999 - The Reinventing Work Series 50List Books
- 1999 – The Brand You 50: Or: Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion! (Reinventing Work Series) ISBN:978-0375407727
- 1999 - The Project50: Fifty Ways to Transform Every "Task" into a Project That Matters! (Reinventing Work Series) ISBN:978-0375407734
- 1999 - The Professional Service Firm50: Fifty Ways to Transform Your "Department" into a Professional Service Firm Whose Trademarks are Passion and Innovation! (Reinventing Work Series) ISBN:978-0375407710
2003 – Re-imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
2005 – Essentials
- 2005 – Talent
- 2005 – Leadership
- 2005 – Design
- 2005 – Trends (co-written with Martha Barletta)
2010 – The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence
2018 - The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last