Tom Peters is co-author of “In Search of Excellence” – the book that changed the way the world does business. Sixteen books and almost 30 years later, he’s still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single- handedly invented. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all its worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still re-inventing himself.” His most recent effort, released in March 2010, was “The Little BIG Things:163 Ways to Pursue Excellence.” His bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy – it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.”
Companies need to test their most interesting people now, to get them ready to take over soon. The markets demand this, and ignoring the markets is always foolhardy.