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The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

by Tom Peters


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Brilliantly simple, actionable guidelines for success that any business leader can immediately implement. 

“Tom Peters' new book is a bundle of beautiful dynamite. While I've been a CEO for 30 years, I still learned much worth knowing from The Excellence Dividend.  You will too.”
—John C. Bogle, founder, Vanguard

For decades Tom Peters has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business environment, this message is more important than ever. With his unparalleled expertise and inimitable charisma, Peters provides a roadmap for you and your organization to thrive amidst the tech tsunami, and he has a lot of fun doing it. The Excellence Dividend is an important new book from one of today’s greatest business thinkers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525434627
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/03/2018
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,102,274
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

TOM PETERS is a leading business mind and founder of the Tom Peters Company. He continues to be in constant demand for lectures and seminars. In 2017 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Thinkers50 and the Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry from 800-CEO-READ. Peters is the bestselling author of sixteen books, including In Search of Excellence (with Robert H. Waterman, Jr.), which is often cited as among the best business books ever written. He lives in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Excellence Dividend: The Scheme

The Pitch: Excellence, Now More Than Ever xiii

Excellence Dividend: The Plot xxiii

Organizing Principle I xxxiii

Organizing Principle II xxxv

Section I Execution

1 Execution, First Among Equals 3

Section II Excellence

2 Excellence is the Next Five Minutes 27

3 Culture, The Sine Qua Non 59

4 The Trailblazers, Small-And Medium-Size Enterprises 78

Section I People

5 One More (Damn) Time: Putting People First 107

6 A Mania for Training 151

7 Tech Tsunami, White-Collar Apocalypse, The New Moral Imperative 162

8 Job Security in an Insecure World 188

Section IV Innovation

9 Whoever Tries The Most Stuff Wins, Whoever Screws the Most Stuff Up Wins 205

10 We are Who we Hang Out With 226

Section V Adding Value, a "Top Line" Obsession

11 A Passion for Design, Differentiator #1 245

12 The Relentless Pursuit Of TGRS/Things Gone Right (And Eight Other Value-Added Strategies) 265

Section VI Leadership Excellence

13 Listening, The Bedrock Of Leadership Excellence 347

14 Frontline Leadership Excellence, The Most Undervalued Asset 363

15 Twenty-Six Tactics to Spur Leadership Excellence, Guaranteed to Work 371

Epilogue: Coda 2018 449

Acknowledgments 455

Permissions 459

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