Tom Peters Gives A Masterclass In Business Thinking – This Week’s Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

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Episode #733 of Six Pixels of Separation is now live and ready for you to listen to.

When I think of Tom Peters, there is only one word that comes to mind: Legend. He is that. He is the “man on the mountaintop” for me, personally (and for many others) when it comes to business, business book writing, public speaking, personal branding, and how to show up. If you want to know how much his work and thinking has impacted my life, you can click back about eight years to when I wrote a very public love letter to him (here it is: Dear Tom Peters). From the moment I first read The Project 50 – close to twenty years ago – to every book, program and article that he’s put out, I have been a fan. To say that I studied his public speaking style and adopted it for my own would not be a lie. We last connected for a podcast recording about two years ago, as he was publishing his last book, The Excellence Dividend. When I think about the current state of business, my default question is always: WWTPT? (What Would Tom Peters Think?). Now, we get the chance to ask those questions and listen to his reflections on business today… and tomorrow. A bio for Tom Peters? Where to begin? In 1982 he co-authored the seminal business book, In Search Of Excellence, which has been named one of the top three business books of the century by NPR. For my dollar, he’s changed almost everything I thought I knew about business through a series of books called The Reinventing Work Series 50 List Books. In 2003, I devoured Re-Imagine! Business Excellence In A Disruptive Age, and it still sits within arm’s reach on my desk (one of the only books to do so). In 1987 he wrote the article, The Brand Called You, in Fast Company and it – literally – ushered in the era of individuals as brands (so, don’t believe those who think that they created the notion of a personal brand… it was Tom). His list of accolades and awards could fill a book. Enjoy the conversation…

You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation #733.

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