I Love Tom Peters

kinnon —  September 22, 2005 — Leave a comment

TompetersSome days (well, actually most days) Tom nails it. I downloaded Tom’s Project 05 from his site and am reading the section – CEOs are Idiots. (Napoleon Dynamite and Tom share a particular love for that word.) His Point 9 particularly grabbed me:

CEOs Are Idiots Who … Spend Too Much Time in the Office, Not Enough Time in the Field; Fail to ColdCall at Least One Customer per Week; Are Surrounded by Sycophants; Have Low Tolerance for Contention.

That “great guru,” Texas Bix Bender (whoever the hell he is, but he’s written a book), gets it exactly right: “A BODY CAN PRETEND TO CARE, BUT THEY CAN’T PRETEND TO BE THERE.” So does the president of Logical Machines Corporation:
“YOU CAN’T LEAD A CAVALRY CHARGE IF YOU THINK YOU LOOK FUNNY ON A HORSE.”
And of course, Gandhi.
“MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE.”

I’ve written it before: You = Your calendar.
You can’t cheat on your calendar!
You Are (Precisely) How/Why You Spend Your Time.
PERIOD!


And all I can add is Amen!

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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