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Thomas Peters is an American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence.
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - Apr 02, 2013
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
Tom Peters
Dec 04, 2020
@geriwithetc @TwinsKevin @mayawiley @BeschlossDC @AliVelshi @kaitlancollins @scribe827 @ChrisCuomo I am an absolute maniac on the topic of cognitive biases of evey flavor. So much fun. (The “bible” is Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking, Fast and Slow.)     source
The Tyranny of Metrics
Jerry Z. Muller - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and governmentToday, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation ...
Tom Peters
Dec 02, 2020
@ShahinKhan @MarkMFallon @bwatwood @pptsapper Mostly same-same. Read Jerry Muller’s The Tyranny of Metrics. Excellent book.     source
Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Aug 23, 2005
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Just as coincidence can be confused with causality, so the lucky idiot can be confused with the skilled investor. The realities of randomness and probability almost guarantee that, out of a large pool of random investors, a Warren Buffett will emerge just by luck. Taleb (the founder of Empirica L.L....
Tom Peters
Sep 17, 2020
@rsen01 Great book: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled By Randomness.     source
Cambridge Analytica and the Plot to Break America
Christopher Wylie - Oct 08, 2019
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For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers.Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica's "American operations," which...
Tom Peters
Jul 16, 2020
@upine @Randy1116 “Fabulous” book!     source
The Business Romantic
Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself
Tim Leberecht - Jan 06, 2015
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In this smart, playful, and provocative book, one of today’s most original business thinkers argues that we underestimate the importance of romance in our lives and that we can find it in and through business—by designing products, services, and experiences that connect us with something greater than ourselves.Against the backdrop of eroding trust ...
Tom Peters
Jul 14, 2020
@jessie_paul @timleberecht Oh no, Leberecht again? Actually, there is virtually no one whose work I admire more. And Tim’s book, The Business Romantic, is on my Top Five Books I’ve Given Away list in the last several years. (I give away a lot of books.)     source
Nine Lies About Work
A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World
Marcus Buckingham - Apr 02, 2019
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Forget what you know about the world of workYou crave feedback. Your organization's culture is the key to its success. Strategic planning is essential. Your competencies should be measured and your weaknesses shored up. Leadership is a thing.These may sound like basic truths of our work lives today. But actually, they're lies. As strengths guru and...
Tom Peters
Jul 14, 2020
@chuckbean @IanGertler @SmarterRetail See Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall’s brilliant book Nine Lies About Work. Poitive reinfofcement 30 [!!] time more powerful than negative.     source
PrimeTime Women
How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spenders
Marti Barletta - Jan 02, 2007
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Baby boomers are the largest and wealthiest demographic and at the peak of their spending power. What marketing and sales professionals might not realize is that the majority of this spending power is wielded by women ages 50-75. They are the healthiest, wealthiest, most educated, active, and influential generation of women in history. Marti Barlet...
Tom Peters
Jul 06, 2020
@JenniferSertl @Relic_USA @Forbes See Martha Barletta’s book PrimeTime Women: How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spenders.     source
The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - Apr 02, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wa...
Tom Peters
Jul 04, 2020
@AllegraJordan1 Read the book The Overstory!!!!!!     source
True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
John C. Bogle - Jun 01, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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John Bogle puts our obsession with financial success in perspective Throughout his legendary career, John C. Bogle-founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and creator of the first index mutual fund-has helped investors build wealth the right way and led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. Along the way, he's seen ...
Tom Peters
Jul 02, 2020
@GisliEyland @AllegraJordan1 @talltodd65 @AnnRutledgeRR @freeagentglobal Also, Jack Bogle’s wonderful book, Enough.     source
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Peter Adeney
Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley
Emily Chang - Mar 05, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Silicon Valley is a modern utopia where anyone can change the world. Unless you’re a woman.For women in tech, Silicon Valley is not a fantasyland of unicorns, virtual reality rainbows, and 3D-printed lollipops, where millions of dollars grow on trees. It’s a “Brotopia,” where men hold all the cards and make all the rules. Vastly outnumbered, women ...
Tom Peters
May 21, 2020
@rhappe @quickmuse I presume you have read Emily Chang’s book Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. A stomach turner.     source
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Arianna Huffington
The Shareholder Value Myth
How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public
Lynn Stout - May 07, 2012 (first published in 2004)
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Executives, investors, and the business press routinely chant the mantra that corporations are required to “maximize shareholder value.” In this pathbreaking book, renowned corporate expert Lynn Stout debunks the myth that corporate law mandates shareholder primacy. Stout shows how shareholder value thinking endangers not only investors but the res...
Tom Peters
Feb 08, 2020
@tewha @RunnallsGlenn @automatedenver Wonderful, short book by Cornell law professor Lynn Stout: “The Shareholder Value Myth.” A company may pursue ANY goal it wishes as long as it’s legal. NO ISSUE. OPEN AND SHUT.     source
Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil
Small Giants by Bo Burlingham
Simply Brilliant by William C. Taylor
Quiet by Susan Cain
Wait by Frank Partnoy
Rework by Jason Fried
Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century by Hermann Simon
Retail Superstars by George Whalin
The Power of Small by Linda Kaplan Thaler
The Power of Nice by Linda Kaplan Thaler