Tom Peters Wants You to Read
Monographer’s blog has long focused on the importance of professional reading — see, for example, the Publisher’s Bookshelf page above — so this post, reblogged from NUTs & FUNKENSPRUNG — caught my eye.
strategy + business, Published: May 26, 2016
The legendary management guru believes burying your nose in a book can be the most effective strategy for succeeding in business.
Tom Peters. You know the guy. He branded himself with an “!” after his name. He and Bob Waterman wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time,In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies(Harper & Row, 1982).
Peters is one of the handful of people who helped transform the business book genre from a staid backwater into a mass market— with 1.8 million titles in print, it’s the fifth-largest book category on Amazon. He has written 29 of those titles and sold more than 10 million copies of them. In the process, Peters helped define the term business guru and inspired more wannabes than Madonna. At age 73, he enjoys an engaged, multigenerational audience, including…
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