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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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The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee - Feb 16, 2021
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One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color. "This is the book I've been waiting for."--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracis...
Tom Peters
May 01, 2021
Took me several weeks to get through Heather McGhee’s The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. It’s clearly one of the most important books I’ve ever read. The case studies-vignettes should move anyone in the category of “breathing human being.”      source
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Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl
And Why You Should, Too
The Motley Fool - Apr 24, 2012
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*** Wall Street Journal bestseller ***Investing isn’t a man’s world anymore—and this provocative and enlightening book shows why that’s a good thing for Wall Street, the global financial system, and your own personal portfolio.Warren Buffett and all of the women of the world have one thing in common: They are better investors than the average man. ...
Tom Peters
Mar 22, 2021
@StephynieMalik @DaliaFeldheim “Lead like a girl.” Yes! Reminds me of my favorite book title: Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl: And Why You Should, Too, by LouAnn Lofton.      source
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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
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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
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Marketing to PrimeTime Women
How to Attract, Convert, and Keep Boomer Big Spenders
Marti Barletta - Apr 04, 2014
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New executive edition, with all of the insights in fewer pages. When the book PrimeTime Women, was first published in 2007 the oldest Baby Boomers had just turned 60, and the youngest Boomers were still in their mid-40s. Now ALL Boomer women are in the PrimeTime years, age 50–75. Collectively, they are the healthiest, wealthiest, most educated, act...
Tom Peters
Nov 27, 2020
@SueWoods FYI. Wonderful book. PrimeTime Women, by Martha Barletta.      source
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Invisible Women
Data Bias in a World Designed for Men
Caroline Criado Perez - Mar 12, 2019
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Imagine a world where your phone is too big for your hand, where your doctor prescribes a drug that is wrong for your body, where in a car accident you are 47% more likely to be seriously injured, where every week the countless hours of work you do are not recognised or valued. If any of this sounds familiar, chances are that you're a woman.Invisib...
Tom Peters
Oct 04, 2020
What an extraordinary book: INVISIBLE WOMEN: DATA BIAS IN A WORLD DESIGNED FOR MEN by Caroline Criado Perez. Not only is it informative and actionable, but it is a peerless revelation of how deep our sexism runs. (God alone knows how many copies I’ve given away.)      source
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Power of Nice by Linda Kaplan Thaler