The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations (2 Cassettes)

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Tom Peters has for twelve years been telling business that the rules have changed. Now he goes farther in The Tom Peters Seminar, the first in an exciting new series of original paperback books aimed at helping everyone - Fortune 500 chairmen, middle managers trying to hold on to their place on the ladder (a mistake!), and hotel housekeepers - thrive in the brave new world of business. He presents the provocative and sometimes scary analysis and advice that have led thousands from all over the globe to spend up ...
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Overview

Tom Peters has for twelve years been telling business that the rules have changed. Now he goes farther in The Tom Peters Seminar, the first in an exciting new series of original paperback books aimed at helping everyone - Fortune 500 chairmen, middle managers trying to hold on to their place on the ladder (a mistake!), and hotel housekeepers - thrive in the brave new world of business. He presents the provocative and sometimes scary analysis and advice that have led thousands from all over the globe to spend up to $1,500 a day to attend his trademark seminars. These bold ideas vault business people beyond reengineering, beyond total quality management, beyond empowerment, even beyond change - toward reinvention and revolution. The result, organized around nine such "beyonds," is a timely, graphically exciting volume, loaded with "how tos." In presenting a radical new view of how business can work, Peters offers the following challenge: "If you're not irate in the first thirty minutes of reading, if you don't throw this book down at least once in the first hour, and if you don't reach for the Maalox by the two-hour mark, then I and this book will have utterly failed you."

For the first time ever, the acclaimed author of the phenomenal #1 bestsellingbusiness book In Search of Excellence presents the same provocative, challenging, and sometimes scary seminar that attendees pay $2000 to hear delivered in person. Peters shows how to understand and thrive in the face of the crazy demands the business world makes upon us.

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At his business and management seminars-costing up to $2000-Peters is witty, engaging, and entertaining. Frequent requests for copies of presentation materials from attendees encouraged him to write this book. While some of the material is derived from his other books (e.g., Liberation Management, LJ 11/1/92), the presentation is fresh, mixing opinions with measures of puck, pluck, and petulance-in sum, typical Peters. Too popular to be ignored, Peters has a better understanding of what's going on than his critics would like to believe. Here he considers the possibility and reality of the virtual corporation (no employees are even better than a decentralized organization) and lifelong learning. For Peters, business is becoming in the metaphysical sense. However, while Peters talks about trust, he is shy on corporate responsibility and ethics; and whatever happened to Stu Leonard, that hero from an earlier book? Still, the book is a bargain compared to a seminar, and it's sure to be in demand.-Steven Silkunas, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority, Philadelphia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679434993
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/17/1994
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 2 Cassettes
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 4.44 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Beyond Change: Toward the Abandonment of Everything 1
Ch. 2 Beyond Decentralization: Disorganizing to Unleash Imagination 25
Ch. 3 Beyond Empowerment: Turning Every Job into a Business 65
Ch. 4 Beyond Loyalty: Learning to Think Like an Independent Contractor 89
Ch. 5 Beyond Disintegration: The Corporation as Rolodex 119
Ch. 6 Beyond Reengineering: Creating a Corporate Talk Show 157
Ch. 7 Beyond Learning: Creating the Curious Corporation 195
Ch. 8 Beyond TQM: Toward Wow! 223
Ch. 9 Beyond Change (Redux): Toward Perpetual Revolution 269
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