Learning

Here’s a theory of learning: A person**… meets something new… has some kind of interaction with it… and is changed in some way. I think these are the bare essentials. You can’t have learning with less, and everything else is…

Some rules for future success

Know what’s important… …and know what’s for you (and what isn’t)… … and act accordingly – NOW. Be ‘on assignment‘ – make stuff happen, get stuff done. Really – determinedly, doggedly get stuff done. Done is better than perfect. Find…

A downhill slope (find others)

If you’re in a book group, social pressure is going to get you to read that book. The act of joining the book group is the hard part. Once you’re in the book group, the books are going to get…

Stan Lee (1922-2018) – What If?

Stan Lee was brilliant and prolific. We know him for Spiderman, the X-men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther… for being the driving force behind Marvel Comics, now a multi-billion dollar, multi-media juggernaut. It’s less well known that he…

Progressive. Conservative.

We all have change that we’d like to see in the world. There are things we’d like to abolish. There are things we’d like to see start or grow, and take their rightful place in our culture. We’re all progressive…

Today’s status quo

On the other hand, doing something a particular way because that’s what everyone else does – or because it’s how it’s always been done – is a recipe for stagnation and frustration. And if you’re doing it for a place…

Conservatism and the status quo

Edmund Burke and Friedrich Hayek make good arguments for leaning towards conservatism (small c). For all its problems, the relatively stable equilibrium we live in is a blessing. It depends on a lot of intertwingled factors. It wasn’t planned or…

When to decide

Decide before it happens. Ahead of time, when it’s easy to decide, when you can plan a strategy – set up a game – that will make it easier for you to do what you want to do when the rubber…

Starting line

Where’s the starting line? Sometimes we’re a few steps further down the track than the people we want to take with us:  we’ve given it more thought, we’ve done it before. We want it more. We’re so keen to get…

A great place to work

More from Tom Peters – slides copied in with his encouragement to preserve the idiosyncratic formatting.***** Tom Peters: Richard Branson on the purpose of business: More of these at tompeters.com and excellencenow.com