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LONGTom Peters X25EXCELLENCE.
ALWAYS.25th Annual Inc. 500 ConferenceWorlds
Best City/20 January 2007In Search of
Excellence 1982-2007
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FLOWERPOWER
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7X. 730A-800P. F12A.93-03/10 yr annual
return CB 29 WM 17 HD 16. Mkt Cap 48
p.a.
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Courtesies of a small and trivial character are
the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and
appreciating heart. Henry Clay
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The Jim Jeffords oversight!
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Slides at tompeters.comalso long
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EXCELLENCE. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW.
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EXCELLENCE. ALL. YOU. NEED. TO. KNOW.
ANYWHERE. ANY MARKET. ANY TIME.
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Jims Group
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Jims Mowing Canada Jims Mowing UK Jims
Antennas Jims Bookkeeping Jims Building
Maintenance Jims Carpet Cleaning Jims Car
Cleaning Jims Computer Services Jims Dog
Wash Jims Driving School Jims Fencing Jims
Floors Jims Painting Jims Paving Jims
Pergolas Jims Pool Care Jims Pressure
Cleaning Jims Roofing Jims Security Doors Jims
Trees Jims Window Cleaning Jims
Windscreens Note Download, free, Jims book
What Will They Franchise Next? The Story of Jims
Group
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Small Giants Companies That Choose To Be Great
Instead Of Big by Bo Burlingham
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EXCELLENCE. THE MANDATE.
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I am often asked by would-be entrepreneurs
seeking escape from life within huge corporate
structures, How do I build a small firm for
myself? The answer seems obvious Buy a very
large one and just wait. Paul Ormerod, Why
Most Things Fail Evolution, Extinction and
Economics
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It is not the strongest of the species that
survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one
most responsive to change. Charles Darwin
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TP1 Netscape!Where would you rather have
worked for those 5 years, Netscape or
IBM-HP-Microsoft-Oracle? (Where, 25 years from
now, would you rather to be able to tell
someonee.g., grandchildthat you worked?)
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EXCELLENCE. STARTERS.BASICS.K.I.S.S.
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Raging Success P-SQUARED. C. E-CUBED.
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People.Product.Clients.Execution.Enthusiasm.E
xcellence.
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The older I get the less boring the basics
become!
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People.Product.Clients.Execution.Enthusiasm.E
xcellence.Resilience.Relentless. Senility.
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EXCELLENCE. THE WORD.
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SynonymsPurityTranscendenceVirtueEleganceMaj
estyAntonymsMediocrity
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EXCELLENCE. GAMECHANGER.
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Excellence1982 The Bedrock Eight Basics 1. A
Bias for Action 2. Close to the Customer 3.
Autonomy and Entrepreneurship 4. Productivity
Through People 5. Hands On, Value-Driven 6. Stick
to the Knitting 7. Simple Form, Lean Staff 8.
Simultaneous Loose-Tight Properties
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ExIn 1982-2002/Forbes.comDJIA 10,000 yields
85,000 EI 10,000 yields 140,050
Forbes/Excellence Index /Basket of 32
publicly traded stocks
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EXCELLENCE. ASPIRATION.
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Why in the world did you go to Siberia?
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Enterprise (at its best) An emotional,
vital, innovative, joyful, creative,
entrepreneurial endeavor that elicits maximum
concerted human potential in the wholehearted
service of others.Excellence.
Always.Employees, Customers, Suppliers,
Communities, Owners, Temporary partners
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Business The Ultimate Creative Endeavor.
32
Business The Ultimate Personal
Development-Growth Experience.
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Business The Ultimate Transcendent Service
Opportunity.
34
To me business isnt about wearing suits or
pleasing stockholders. Its about being true to
yourself, your ideas and focusing on the
essentials. Richard Branson
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EXCELLENCE. DEFINED.
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EXCELLENCE. DEFINED.AGENDA. SETTER.
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Great Companies SET THE AGENDA. (PERIOD.)
disturb the sleep of
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AGENDA SETTERS Set the Table/ Pioneers/
Questors/ AdventurersUS Steel Ford Toyota
Sears GM ITT The Gap Limited WalMart
Tesco PG 3M Intel IBM Apple Nokia
Cisco Dell MCI Sun Microsoft Google
Enron Schwab GE Laker Southwest People
Express Ogilvy Virgin eBay Amazon Sony
Amgen BMW CNN Nike
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Built to Last vs Built for ImpactBut what if
former head of strategic planning at Royal Dutch
Shell Arie De Geus is wrong in suggesting, in
The Living Company, that firms should aspire to
live forever? Greatness is fleeting and, for
corporations, it will become ever more fleeting.
The ultimate aim of a business organization, an
artist, an athlete or a stockbroker may be to
explode in a dramatic frenzy of value creation
during a short space of time, rather than to live
forever. Kjell Nordström and Jonas
Ridderstråle, Funky Business
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TP1 Netscape!Where would you rather have
worked for those 5 years, Netscape or
IBM-HP-Microsoft-Oracle? (Where, 25 years from
now, would you rather to be able to tell
someonee.g., grandchildthat you worked?)
41
Built to LastvsBuilt to Change/Rock the World
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GM25/50-75 Built to last????
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Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and
in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain
itself, then living is only not dying. Simone
de Beauvoir Longevity has its place, but Im
not concerned about that now. I just want to do
Gods will, and Hes allowed me to go up the
mountain. And Ive looked over. And I have seen
the Promised Land. And I dont mind. I may not
get there with you. MLK/Memphis
44
In Toms world, its always better to try a swan
dive and deliver a colossal belly flop than to
step timidly off the board while holding your
nose. Fast Company /October2003
45
No last word
46
Flat as a Pancake (Or Worse)WalMart Dell
Intel Home Depot Microsoft GE
47
The last word There is no last word.
48
SP Stability Ratings
1985 2006Low Risk
41 13 Average Risk 24
14High Risk 35 73Likelihood
of stable long-term earnings growthSource
Fortune (2 October 2006)
49
EXCELLENCE.ASPIRATION. YOU ME.
50
The First step in a dramatic organizational
change program is obviousdramatic personal
change! RG
51
Work on me first. Kerry Patterson, Joseph
Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler/Crucial
Conversations
52
How can a high-level leader like _____ be so out
of touch with the truth about himself? Its more
common than you would imagine. In fact, the
higher up the ladder a leader climbs, the less
accurate his self-assessment is likely to be. The
problem is an acute lack of feedback especially
on people issues. Daniel Goleman (et al.), The
New Leaders
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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the
intention of arriving safely in one pretty and
well preserved piece, but to skid across the
line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out,
leaking oil, shouting GERONIMO! Bill
McKenna, professional motorcycle racer (Cycle
magazine)
54
A typical day at the office for me begins by
asking, What is impossible that I am going to do
today? Daniel Lamarre, president, Cirque du
Soleil
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Do one thing every day that scares you.
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Kevin Roberts Credo1. Ready.
Fire! Aim.2. If it aint broke ... Break it!3.
Hire crazies.4. Ask dumb questions.5. Pursue
failure.6. Lead, follow ... or get out of the
way!7. Spread confusion.8. Ditch your
office.9. Read odd stuff.10. Avoid moderation!
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EXCELLENCE. DEFINED. X06
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X.06Tom Peters/Excellence.2006/1210.2006
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X.06.23 Whole Foods Markets Starbucks
Wegmans Commerce Bank John Laing Homes
Apple London Drugs Griffin Hospital/
Planetree Alliance The Met School/Big Picture
Carl Sewell Progressive Insurance Stanford
womens sports Stanford D-School HSM
Washington Speakers Bureau Build-A-Bear
RE/MAX Donnellys Weather Strip Service
Jims Group Cirque du Soleil (U.S. Grant)
(Horatio Nelson) (Stew Leonards) (DeMar
Plumbing) (FBR/Friedman Billings Ramsey)
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798
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Wegmans
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1/100 Best Companies to Work for/2005
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Wegmans 1100 Best Companies to Work for84
Grocery stores are all alike46 additional
spend if customers have an emotional connection
to a grocery store rather than are satisfied
(Gallup)Going to Wegmans is not just shopping,
its an event. Christopher Hoyt, grocery
consultantYou cannot separate their strategy
as a retailer from their strategy as an
employer. Darrell Rigby, Bain Co.
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starbucks
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?
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Its simple, really, Tom. Hire for ?s, and,
above all, promote for ?s. Starbucks middle
manager/field
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Apple
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Insanely Great
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Big Picture schools/The Met
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EBF to EBIengage the kids around their
passions. Dennis Littky/The Met-Big Picture
Schools Education By Fiat Education By
Interest
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Commerce Bank
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The Power of WOW!How Commerce Bank Created a
Super-Growth Business in a No-Growth
IndustryVernon W. Hill, II
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John Laing Homes
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We dont close units, we build homes. Larry
Webb, John Laing Homes
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Soft Skills, Hard DollarsSource Headline,
BigBuilder, September 2006
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sewell
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Customers for Life
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FLOWERPOWER
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Re/max
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We are a life Success CompanyDave Linegar,
RE/MAX
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NELSON
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On NELSON other admirals more frightened of
losing than anxious to win
83
Focused on growth and revenue and offense,
not defense and cost containment. People-talent
obsession. Provide mind-bending experiences.
(Driven by design primacy.) Nuts about
customers. Happy to use words like
Wow. Pretty close to the high end of the
market. Ability to make silk purses filled
with gold out of sows ears Wegmans-Whole
Foods-Stew Leonards and groceries Jims
Group and dog-walking Donnelly and
weatherstrip installation DeMar and
plumbing. Execution!
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EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS.ONE PERSON.DRAMATIC
DIFFERENCE..
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Its not people who arent credit-worthy. Its
banks that arent people worthy.Muhammad Yunus
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EXCELLENCE. REVENUE.MATTERS.MOST.
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. Everyone lives by selling something.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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SellSellSell
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Analysts preferred cost cutting, as long as
they could see two or three years of EPS growth.
I preached revenue and the analysts eyes would
glaze over. Now revenue is in because so many
got caught, and earnings went to hell. They said,
Oh my gosh, you need revenues to grow earnings
over time. Well, Duh! Dick Kovacevich, Wells
Fargo
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BASICSK.I.S.S.
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P R C
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CROChief Revenue Officer
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EXCELLENCE. INNOVATE. OR. DIE.
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I dont believe in economies of scale. You dont
get better by being bigger. You get worse.
Dick Kovacevich/Wells Fargo
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InnoTacs
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try it. Try it. Try it. Try it. Try it. Try it.
Try it. Try it. Screw it up. Try it. Try it. Try
it. Try it. Try it. Try it. Try it. Screw it up.
it. Try it. Try it. try it. Try it. Screw it up.
Try it. Try it. Try it.
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do things.
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We have a strategic plan. Its called doing
things. Herb Kelleher
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drill.
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This is so simple it sounds stupid, but it is
amazing how few oil people really understand that
you only find oil if you drill wells. You may
think youre finding it when youre drawing maps
and studying logs, but you have to drill.
Source The Hunters, by John Masters, Canadian
O G wildcatter
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You only find oil if you drill wells.
Source The Hunters, by John Masters, Canadian
O G wildcatter
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While many people big oil finds with big
companies, over the years about 80 percent of the
oil found in the United States has been brought
in by wildcatters such as Mr Findley, says Larry
Nation, spokesman for the American Association of
Petroleum Geologists. WSJ, Wildcat Producer
Sparks Oil Boom in Montana, 0405.2006
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try things.
104
We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were
omissions we didnt think of when we initially
wrote the software. We fixed them by doing it
over and over, again and again. We do the same
today. While our competitors are still sucking
their thumbs trying to make the design perfect,
were already on prototype version 5. By the
time our rivals are ready with wires and screws,
we are on version 10. It gets back to planning
versus acting We act from day one others plan
how to planfor months. Bloomberg by Bloomberg
105
Experiment fearlesslySource BW0821.06, Type
A Organization Strategies/ How to Hit a Moving
TargetTactic 1
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We ground up more pig brains!
107
Screw. things.Up.
108
FAIL, FAIL AGAIN. FAIL BETTER. Samuel Beckett
109
Fail . Forward. Fast.High Tech CEO,
Pennsylvania
110
Fail faster. Succeed Sooner.David
Kelley/IDEO
111
Sams Secret 1!
112
Reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre
successes.Phil Daniels, Sydney exec
113
Read This!Richard Farson Ralph Keyes Whoever
Makes the Most Mistakes Wins The Paradox of
Innovation
114
try.Miss.try.
115
READY.FIRE!AIM.Ross Perot (vs Aim! Aim!
Aim! /EDS vs GM/1985)
116
S.A.V.
117
Paul Allaire We are in a brawl with no
rules.TP Theres literally only one
possible answerScrew Around Vigorously!
118
You miss 100 of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
119
EXCELLENCE. 4/40.
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4/40
121
De-cent-ral-iz-a-tion!
122
Decentralization is not a piece of paper. Its
not me. Its either in your heart, or not.
Brian Joffe/BIDvest
123
If if feels painful and scarythats real
delegation Caspian Woods, small biz owner
124
Nelson.Grant.
125
The True Logic of Decentralization6 divisions
6 tries6 divisions 6 DIFFERENT leaders
6 INDEPENDENT tries Max probability of
win6 divisions 6 very DIFFERENT leaders 6
very INDEPENDENT tries Max probability of
far out/3-sigma winDriver Law of
Large s
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Ex-e-cu-tion!
127
Execution is the job of the business leader.
Larry Bossidy Ram Charan/ Execution The
Discipline of Getting Things Done
128
Execution is a systematic process of
rigorously discussing hows and whats,
tenaciously following through, and ensuring
accountability. Larry Bossidy Ram Charan/
Execution The Discipline of Getting Things Done
129
Never forget implementation boys. In our work
its what I call the missing 98 percent of the
client puzzle. Al McDonald
130
Ac-count-a-bil-ity!
131
Realism is the heart of execution. Larry
Bossidy Ram Charan/Execution The Discipline
of Getting Things Done
132
GE has set a standard of candor. There is no
puffery. There isnt an ounce of denial in the
place. Kevin Sharer, CEO Amgen, on the GE
mystique (Fortune)
133
615A.M.
134
Excellence The SE22 ORIGINS OF SUSTAINABLE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
135
SE22/Origins of Sustainable
Entrepreneurship 1. Genetically disposed to
Innovations that upset apple carts (3M, Apple,
FedEx, Virgin, BMW, Sony, Nike, Schwab,
Starbucks, Oracle, Sun, Fox, Stanford
University, MIT) 2. Perpetually determined to
outdo oneself, even to the detriment of
todays winners (Apple, Cirque du Soleil,
Nokia, FedEx) 3. Treat History as the Enemy
(GE) 4. Love the Great Leap/Enjoy the Hunt
(Apple, Oracle, Intel, Nokia, Sony) 5. Use
Strategic Thrust Overlays to Attack Monster
Problems (Sysco, GSK, GE, Microsoft) 6. Establish
a Be on the COOL Team Ethos. (Most PSFs,
Microsoft) 7. Encourage Vigorous
Dissent/Genetically Noisy (Intel, Apple,
Microsoft, CitiGroup, PepsiCo) 8. Culturally as
well as organizationally Decentralized
(GE, JJ, Omnicom) 9. Multi-entrepreneurship/Many
Independent-minded Stars (GE, PepsiCo)
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SE22/Origins of Sustainable
Entrepreneurship 10. Keep decentralizingtireles
s in pursuit of wiping out Centralizing
Tendencies (JJ, Virgin) 11. Scour the world for
Ingenious Alliance Partners especially
exciting start-ups (Pfizer) 12. Acquire for
Innovation, not Market Share (Cisco, GE) 13.
Dont overdo pursuit of synergy (GE, JJ, Time
Warner) 14. Execution/Action Bias Just do it
dont obsess on how it fits the business
model. (3M, J J) 15. Find and Encourage and
Promote Strong-willed/ Hyper-smart/Independe
nt people (GE, PepsiCo, Microsoft) 16. Support
Internal Entrepreneurs (3M, Microsoft) 17. Ferret
out Talent anywhere/No limits approach to
retaining top talent (Virgin, GE, PepsiCo)
137
SE22/Origins of Sustainable Entrepreneurship 1
8. Unmistakable Results Accountability focus
from the get-go to the grave (GE, New York
Yankees, PepsiCo) 19. Up or Out (GE, McKinsey,
big consultancies and law firms and ad
agencies and movie studios in general) 20.
Competitive to a fault! (GE, New York Yankees,
News Corp/Fox, PepsiCo) 21. Bi-polar
Top Team, with Unglued Innovator 1,
powerful Control Freak 2 (Oracle, Virgin) (Watch
out when 2 is missing Enron) 22.
Masters of Loose-Tight/Hard-nosed about a very
few Core Values, Open-minded about
everything else (Virgin)
138
Wallop WalMart16Or Why its so ABSURDLY
EASY to BEAT a GIANT Company
139
The Small Guys Guide Wallop
WalMart16 Niche-aimed. (Never, ever all
things for all people, a mini-WalMart.) Never
attack the monsters head on! (Instead steal niche
business and lukewarm customers.) Dramatically
Different (La Difference ... within our
community, our industry regionally, etc is as
obvious as the end of ones nose!) (THIS IS WHERE
MOST MIDGETS COME UP SHORT.) Compete on
value/experience/intimacy, not price. (You aint
gonna beat the behemoths on cost-price in 9.99
out of 10 cases.) Emotional bond with Clients,
Vendors. (BEAT THE BIGGIES ON EMOTION/CONNECTION!!
)
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This is an essay about what it takes to create
and sell something remarkable. It is a plea for
originality, passion, guts and daring. You cant
be remarkable by following someone else whos
remarkable. One way to figure out a theory is to
look at whats working in the real world and
determine what the successes have in common. But
what could the Four Seasons and Motel 6 possibly
have in common? Or Neiman-Marcus and WalMart? Or
Nokia (bringing out new hardware every 30 days or
so) and Nintendo (marketing the same Game Boy 14
years in a row)? Its like trying to drive
looking in the rearview mirror. The thing that
all these companies have in common is that they
have nothing in common. They are outliers.
Theyre on the fringes. Superfast or superslow.
Very exclusive or very cheap. Extremely big or
extremely small. The reason its so hard to
follow the leader is this The leader is the
leader precisely because he did something
remarkable. And that remarkable thing is now
takenso its no longer remarkable when you
decide to do it. Seth Godin, Fast Company
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The Small Guys Guide Wallop WalMart16
Hands-on, emotional leadership. (We are a
great cool intimate joyful dramatically
different team working to transform our Clients
lives via Consistently Incredible
Experiences!) A community star! (Sell
local-ness per se. Sell the hell out of it!) An
incredible experience, from the first to last
momentand then in the follow-up! (These guys
are cool! They get me! They love me!) DESIGN
DRIVEN! (Design is a premier weapon-in-pursuit-o
f-the sublime for small-ish enterprises,
including the professional services.)
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The Small Guys Guide Wallop WalMart16
Employer of choice. (A very cool, well-paid
place to work/learning and growth experience in
at least the short term marked by notably
progressive policies.) (THIS IS EMINENTLY
DO-ABLE!!) Sophisticated use of information
technology. (Small-ish is no excuse for small
aims/execution in IS/IT!) Web-power! (The Web
can make very small very big if the
product-service is super-cool and one
purposefully masters buzz/viral
marketing.) Innovative! (Must keep renewing and
expanding and revising and re-imagining the
promise to employees, the customer, the
community.)
143
The Small Guys Guide Wallop WalMart16
Brand-Lovemark (Kevin Roberts) Maniacs!
(Branding is not just for big folks with big
budgets. And modest size is actually a Big
Advantage in becoming a local-regional-niche
lovemark.) Focus on women-as-clients. (Most
dont. How stupid.) Excellence! (A small player
per me has no right or reason to exist unless
they are in Relentless Pursuit of Excellence. One
earns the rightone damn day and client
experience at a time!to beat the Big Guys in
your chosen niche!)
144
tom peters what Ive Learned about Small
Business
145
Passion for PRODUCT.OBSESSION With Product.LOVE
The Product.Aim To Be ONLY ONES WHO DO WHAT WE
DO.Keep ADDIN Stuff.Invest UNWISELY in
RD.Reside Permanently In The DISCOMFORT
Zone.Unhealthy PARANOIA Is A Good Thing.Add
Clients That PUSH-PULL.SELL. SELL. SELL.
SELL.Go For Broke CUSTOMER CONTACT
PEOPLE.PERFECTION Customer Contact People.Hire
for ATTITUDE.INVITE On An Adventure. GREAT
CFO/Biz Guy-Gal. NASTY CFO/Biz
Guy-Gal.QUADRANGULAR LEADERSHIP
Visionary-Talent Fanatic-Project Manager-I.P.M.
(I.P.M. Inspired Profit Mechanic)
146
Seminars Travel 65Research Writing
40-50Admin/Stuff 15Greater than 100
considerable research-writing is performed on the
road
147
GREAT Logo.DESIGN! OVERDO Marketing
Materials.WOMEN Roar. WOMEN Rule. WOMEN
Buy.Diversity Be RELENTLESS. Cut And
RUN.Product Includes-Features the
PACKAGING.Define Your DRAMATIC DIFFERENCE
(R.P.O.V.8)Best STORY Wins.DRESS For
Success.First Goal AMUSE Yourself.Know
YOURSELF. DONT Do Stuff You Hate.
Over-invest In RELATIONSHIPS. (R.O.I.R.
Return On Investment in Relationships)SYSTEMATICA
LLY Manage Relationships.Work The SUPPORT
PEOPLE In Client Orgs.
148
BLOG As If Your Life Depended On
It.SOPHISTICATED Use Of Infotech.RESPONSE To
Problems.Make Em PAY.CLOSE The Sale. Invest
BIGTIME In PR.Media FRIENDLY.Live-To-SCHMOOZE.F
un/Laughter MBWA Stay In Touch.You
Must Be The Change You Wish To See In The
World/GANDHI5K For 5M.Your CALENDAR Never
Lies.OUT Pastels. IN Technicolor
149
JUST SAY NO TO C.E.O. CIO/Chief Innovation
Officer. CSO/Chief Sales Officer. CWO/Chief Wow
OfficerEXCELLENCE Is Very Cool.
MICRO-MANAGE Your Reputation.Wear Your
Integrity On Your SLEEVE.KEEP Your
Promises.EXECUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!A Man Without A Smiling Face MUST NOT
Open His Shop.RECOGNITION! Work HARD, Not
Smart.Insanely Great. THE STANDARD.
150
A man without a smiling face must not open a
shop. Chinese Proverb
151
A Few Biases You Should
Know AboutI am not a macro-economist.I am
wholly biased by 30 years (1970-2000) in Silicon
Valley.I would rather work for eBay than
BankAmerica.I believe that the Giant Merger
Game is the single greatest waste of energy
in the world of business.Economies of scale are
wildly over-rated.I find the entire notion of
career to be disturbing and a little silly.I
find the notion of built to last
hilarious.Between 1965 and 1980 I turned 179.9
degrees from Mr Big Government to Mr Cool
Entrepreneur. (Thank you, Frank
Perdue.)Joseph Schumpeter (gales of creative
destruction) and F.A. Hayek are my
economist gods JK Galbraith is my bête
noir.Innovation is a wonderfully messy
chaotic processnot amenable to strategic
plans.I believe in Luck. (Fooled by
Randomnessbest book Ive ever read.)
152
Small Giants Companies That Choose To Be Great
Instead Of Big by Bo Burlingham
153
Small Giants/Bo
Burlingham "First, I could see that, unlike most
entrepreneurs, their founders and leaders had
recognized the full range of choices they had
about the type of company they would create."
"Second, the leaders had overcome the enormous
pressures on successful companies to take paths
they had not chosen and did not necessarily want
to follow." "Third, each company had an
extraordinarily intimate relationship with the
local city, town, or county in which it did
business -- a relationship that went well beyond
the usual concept of giving back.'" "Fourth,
they cultivated exceptionally intimate
relationships with customers and suppliers, based
on personal contact, one-on-one interaction, and
mutual commitment to delivering on promises."
154
Small Giants/Bo
Burlingham "Fifth, the companies also had what
struck me as unusually intimate workplaces."
"Sixth, I was impressed by the variety of
corporate structures and modes of governance that
these companies had come up with." "Finally, I
noticed the passion that the leaders brought to
what the company did. They loved the subject
matter, whether it be music, safety lighting,
food, special effects, constant torque hinges,
beer, records storage, construction, dining, or
fashion."
155
EXCELLENCE. VALUE ADDED.UP THE LADDER.
156
Up, Up, Up, Up the Value-added Ladder.
157
EXCELLENCE.VALUE-ADDED LADDER I. SOLVE IT.
158
55B
159
The Value-added Ladder/ OPPORTUNITY-SEEKING
Gamechanging SolutionsServicesGoods Raw
Materials
160
EXCELLENCE.SOLVE IT. NO OPTION.PSF. (PSF)
161
Disintermediation is overrated. Those who
fear disintermediation-outsourcing should in fact
be afraid of irrelevance outsourcing is just
another way of saying that youve become
irrelevant to your customers. John
Battelle/Point/Advertising Age/07.05
162
support function / cost center/ overhead
or
163
Are you Rock Stars of the Age of Talent
164
Department Head to Managing Partner, IS
HR, RD, etc. Inc.
165
Core MechanismGame-changing Solutions PSF
(Professional Service Firm model/The
Organizing Principle) Brand You(Distinct or
Extinct/The Talent) Wow! Projects
(Different vs Better/The Work)
166
Big Idea Corporation as Mega-PSF
(Professional Service Firm) Virtual
Collection of Entrepreneurially-minded
Professionals (Talent/Roster)
Creating/Applying Intellectual Capital (Work
Product)
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Core MechanismGame-changing Solutions Brand
You(S)(Distinct or Extinct/The Talent)
Wow! Project(s) (Different vs Better/The
Work)PSF(S) (Professional Service Firm
model/The Organizing Principle)
Corporation as Mega-PSF
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EXCELLENCE.VALUE-ADDED LADDER II. EXPERIENCE
IT.
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Experience Rebel Lifestyle!What we sell is
the ability for a 43-year-old accountant to dress
in black leather, ride through small towns and
have people be afraid of him.Harley exec,
quoted in Results-Based Leadership
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The Value-added Ladder/ MEMORABLE
CONNECTIONSpellbinding Experiences
Gamechanging SolutionsServicesGoods Raw
Materials
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EXCELLENCE.VALUE-ADDED LADDER III. DREAM
IT.
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DREAM A dream is a complete moment in the life
of a client. Important experiences that tempt the
client to commit substantial resources. The
essence of the desires of the consumer. The
opportunity to help clients become what they want
to be. Gian Luigi Longinotti-Buitoni
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The Value-added Ladder/ EMOTIONDreams Come
TrueSpellbinding Experiences Gamechanging
SolutionsServicesGoods Raw Materials
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Dreams Come TrueIBM
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EXCELLENCE.VALUE-ADDED LADDER IV. LOVE IT.
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Tattoo Brand What of users would tattoo the
brand name on their body?
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Top 10 Tattoo BrandsHarley . 18.9Disney
.... 14.8Coke . 7.7Google .... 6.6Pepsi ....
6.1Rolex . 5.6Nike . 4.6Adidas .
3.1Absolut . 2.6Nintendo . 1.5BRANDsense
Build Powerful Brands through Touch, Taste,
Smell, Sight, and Sound, Martin Lindstrom
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The Value-added Ladder/ ECSTASY Lovemark
Dreams Come True Spellbinding
ExperiencesGamechanging SolutionsServicesGoods
Raw Materials
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EXCELLENCE.NEW VALUE EQUATION. NEW
C-levels.
184
CROChief Revenue Officer
185
CXOChief eXperience Officer
186
CDMChief Dream Merchant
187
CFOChief Festivals Officer
188
CPIChief Portal Impresario
189
CCOChief Conversations Officer
190
CL OChief Lovemark Officer
191
CSOChief Seduction Officer
192
CSTOChief Storytelling Officer
193
CDOChief Design Officer
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CtaOChief talent acquisition Officer
195
CfaOChief freaks acquisition Officer
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CQOChief quest-meister
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CTOChief Thrills Officer
198
CTROChief Transcendence Officer
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CWOChief WOW Officer
200
C!OChief ! Officer
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EXCELLENCE.NEW MARKETS.ENORMOUS.
OPPORTUNITIES.
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women.BOOMERS.GEEZERS.
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women.BOOMERS.GEEZERS.
204
Forget China, India and the Internet Economic
Growth Is Driven by Women. Headline, Economist,
April 15, 2006, Leader, page 14
205
P-l-e-a-s-e Read Fara Warner The Power of the
Purse
206
10.6
207
PrimeTime Women How to Win the Hearts, Minds and
Business of Boomer Big Spenders Marti Barletta
How She Does It How Women Entrepreneurs Are
Changing the Rules of Business Success. Margaret
Heffernan
208
94 of loans to womenMicrolending
Banker to the poor Grameen Bank Muhammad
Yunus 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner
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AS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE New Studies find that
female managers outshine their male counterparts
in almost every measure TITLE/ Special
Report/ BusinessWeek
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10 UNASSAILABLE REASONS WOMEN
RULE Women make all the financial
decisions.Women control all the wealth. Women
substantially outlive men. Women start most of
the new businesses. Womens work force
participation rates have soared
worldwide. Women are closing in on same pay for
same job. Women are penetrating senior
ranks rapidly even if the pace is slow for
the corner office per se. Womens
leadership strengths are exceptionally well
aligned with new organizational effectiveness
value-added imperatives. Women are better
salespersons than men. Women buy almost
everythingcommercial as well as consumer
goods. So what exactly is the point of men?
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Economic Growth Is Driven by Women.
Headline, Economist, April 15, 2006, Leader,
page 14
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women.BOOMERS.GEEZERS.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People turning 50 today have
more than half of their adult life ahead of
them. Bill Novelli, 50 Igniting a Revolution
to Reinvent America
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Average of cars purchased per household,
lifetime 13Average of cars bought per
household after the head of household reaches
age 50 7Source Marti Barletta, PrimeTime Women
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44-65 New Customer Majority 45 larger
than 18-43 60 larger by 2010Source Ageless
Marketing, David Wolfe Robert Snyder
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EXCELLENCE. BEDROCK.TALENT.
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Hire very good people!
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We believe companies can increase their market
cap 50 percent in 3 years. Steve Macadam at
Georgia-Pacific changed 20 of his 40 box plant
managers to put more talented, higher paid
managers in charge. He increased profitability
from 25 million to 80 million in 2 years.
Ed Michaels, War for Talent
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INVITE THEM TO JOIN US IN A JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE!
220
In the end, management doesnt change culture.
Management invites the workforce itself to
change the culture. Lou Gerstner
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Organizing Genius / Warren Bennis and Patricia
Ward BiedermanGroups become great only when
everyone in them, leaders and members alike, is
free to do his or her absolute best.The best
thing a leader can do for a Great Group is to
allow its members to discover their greatness.
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Leaderships Mt Everest/Mt Excellencefree to
do his or her absolute best allow its
members to discover their greatness.
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EMPHASIZE THE SOFT SKILLS.
224
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A Few Lessons from the ArtsEach hired and
developed and evaluated in unique ways (23
contributors 23 unique contributions 23
pathways 23 personalities 23 sets of
motivators)Attitude/Enthusiasm/Energy
paramountRe-lent-less!Practice is cool (G
Leonard/Mastery)Team and individual Aspire to
EXCELLENCE ObviousEx-e-cu-tionTalent Brand
DuhThe Project rulesEmotional languageBit
players. No.B.I.W. (everything)Delta events
Delta rosters (incl leader/s)
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PUT HR AT THE HEAD OF THE HEAD TABLE. BEST
PEOPLE. NOBLEST MISSION.
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A review of Jack and Suzy Welchs Winning claims
there are but two key differentiators that set GE
culture apart from the herd First Separating
financial forecasting and performance
measurement. Performance measurement based, as it
usually is, on budgeting leads to an epidemic of
gaming the system. GEs performance measurement
is divorced from budgetingand instead reflects
how you do relative to your past performance and
relative to competitors performance i.e., its
about how you actually do in the context of what
happened in the real world, not as compared to a
gamed-abstract plan developed last year.
Second Putting HR on a par with finance and
marketing.
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SO YOURE A PEOPLE PERSON? PROVE IT.
229
Leaders do people. Period. Anon.
230
Les Wexner From sweaters to people!
231
PARCs Bob Taylor Connoisseur of Talent
232
The leaders of Great Groups love talent and
know where to find it. They revel in the talent
of others. Warren Bennis Patricia Ward
Biederman, Organizing Genius
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SO YOURE A PEOPLE PERSON? PROVE IT.
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lt CAPEXgt People!
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LIVE FOR TALENT!
236
Our MissionTo develop and manage talentto
apply that talent,throughout the world, for the
benefit of clientsto do so in partnership to
do so with profit.WPP
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Internal brand promise!
238
Whats your companys EVP/IBP?Employee
Value Proposition, per Ed Michaels et al., The
War for Talent IBP/Internal Brand Promise per TP
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EVP/IBP Remarkable challenge, rapid
professional growth, respect, satisfaction, fun,
stunning opportunity, exceptional reward, amazing
peer group, full membership in Club Adventure,
maximized future employabilitySource Ed
Michaels, The War for Talent TP
240
We are a Life Success Company.Dave Liniger,
founder, RE/MAX
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Brand Talent.
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EXCELLENCE. INDIVIDUAL.BRAND YOU.
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If there is nothing very special about your
work, no matter how hard you apply yourself you
wont get noticed, and that increasingly means
you wont get paid much either. Michael
Goldhaber, Wired
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New Work
SurvivalKit.2006 1. MASTERY! (Best/Absurdly Good
at Something!)2. Manage to Legacy (All Work
Memorable/Braggable WOW Projects!) 3. A
USP/UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION 4. Rolodex
Obsession (From vertical/hierarchy/suck up
loyalty to horizontal/colleague/mate
loyalty)5. ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTINCT (A sleepless
Eye for Opportunity! 6.CEO/LEADER/BUSINESSPERSO
N/CLOSER (CEO, Me Inc. 24/7!)7. Master of
Improv (Play a dozen parts simultaneously, from
Chief Strategist to Chief Toilet Scrubber)8.
Sense of Humor (A willingness to Screw Up Move
On) 9. Comfortable with Your Skin (Bring
interesting you to work!)10. Intense Appetite
for Technology (E.g. How Cool-Active is your
Web site? Do you Blog?)11. EMBRACE MARKETING
(Your own CSO/Chief Storytelling Officer)12.
PASSION FOR RENEWAL (Your own CLO/Chief Learning
Officer) 13. EXECUTION EXCELLENCE! (Show up on
time! Leave last!)
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Distinct or Extinct
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Joe J. Jones 1942 2006 HE WOULDA DONE
SOME REALLY COOL STUFF BUT HIS BOSS
WOULDNT LET HIM!
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1 Person!Wendy Kopp, Princeton senior
(1989)Teach America (19,000-2,400)10
Dartmouth, Yale17,000 to datePrincipal hirer of
college graduatesOne of the few jobs that
people pass up Goldman Sachs for is Teach
America (Edie Hunt, HR)Source Fortune, 1127.06
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EXCELLENCE. BEDROCK.LEADERSHIP.9Ps. L23.
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
251
PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
252
People want to be part of something larger than
themselves. They want to be part of something
theyre really proud of, that theyll fight for,
sacrifice for , trust. Howard Schultz,
Starbucks (IBD/09.05)
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Ah, kids What is your vision for the future?
What have you accomplished since your first
book? Close your eyes and imagine me
immediately doing something about what youve
just said. What would it be? Do you feel you
have an obligation to Make the world a better
place?
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
255
Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
256
Whenever anything is being accomplished, I have
learned, it is being done by a monomaniac with a
mission. Peter Drucker
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A man without a smiling face must not open a
shop. Chinese Proverb
258
PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
259
The role of the Director is to create a space
where the actors and actresses can become more
than theyve ever been before, more than theyve
dreamed of being. Robert Altman, Oscar
acceptance speech
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
261
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
263
You must be the change you wish to see in the
world.Gandhi
264
Its always showtime. David DAlessandro,
Career Warfare
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
266
Relentless One of my superstitions had always
been when I started to go anywhere or to do
anything, not to turn back , or stop, until the
thing intended was accomplished. Grant
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Success seems to be largely a matter of
hanging on after others have let go. William
Feather, author
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The most successful people are those who are
good at plan B. James Yorke, mathematician,
on chaos theory, in The New Scientist
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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world.
The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt
the world to himself. Therefore, all progress
depends upon the unreasonable man. GB Shaw,
Man and Superman The Revolutionists'
Handbook.
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
271
Leaders do people. Period. Anon.
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Leaders SERVE people. Period. Anon.
273
Servant Leadership/Robert Greenleaf 1. Do
those served grow as persons? 2. Do they,
while being served, become healthier wiser,
freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to
become servants?
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
275
Beware of the tyranny of making Small Changes
to Small Things. Rather, make Big Changes to Big
Things. Roger Enrico, former Chairman,
PepsiCo
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Kevin Roberts Credo1.
Ready. Fire! Aim.2. If it aint broke ... Break
it!3. Hire crazies.4. Ask dumb questions.5.
Pursue failure.6. Lead, follow ... or get out of
the way!7. Spread confusion.8. Ditch your
office.9. Read odd stuff.10. Avoid moderation!
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
278
On NELSON other admirals more frightened of
losing than anxious to win
279
Parcells thought that Taylors size and speed
were closer to the beginning than the end of the
explanation. The difference was Taylors
peculiar energy and mind relentless, manic, with
grandiose ambitions and private standards of
performance. Parcells believed that even in the
NFL a lot of players were more concerned with
seeming to want to win than with actual winning,
and that many of them did not know the
difference. What they wanted, deep down, was to
keep their jobs, make their money, and go home.
Lawrence Taylor wanted to win. He expected more
of himself on the field than any coach would dare
to ask of any player. Michael Lewis, The
Blind Side
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The greatest dangerfor most of usis not that
our aim istoo highand we miss it,but that it
istoo lowand we reach it.Michelangelo
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PURPOSE.PASSION.Potential.Presence.Personal.P
ERSISTENCE.PEOPLE. Potent.Positive.
282
Excellence can be obtained if you ... care
more than others think is wise ... risk more
than others think is safe ... dream more than
others think is practical ... expect
more than others think is
possible. Source Anon. (Posted _at_ tompeters.com
by K.Sriram, November 27, 2006 117 AM)
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EXCELLE ALWAYS.
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EXCELLE ALWAYS.
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EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS.Lists.Irreducible2090
107.2007
286
The Irreducible209One WordThe Cup
ChallengeAction ChronicleThe Sales122
60TIBsTom-A-to,Tom-ah-to
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The Irreducible209
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A frustrated participant at a seminar for
investment bankers in Mauritius listened
impatiently to my explanation of differences of
opinion among me, Mike Porter, Gary Hamel, Jim
Collins, etc. Finally, hed had enough. What, if
anything, he asked, do you believe for sure?
I mumbled something, but his query started
rumbling around in my mind. Three days later,
wandering on a Sunday in London, the idea of the
irreducibles occurred to meand I started
jotting down notes on stuff I do indeed believe
for sure. Before I knew it, a few days later,
the list had grown to 209 items. Hence The
Irreducible209 that follows.Tom Peters
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1. Hare 1, Tortoise 0. (Hare-y times.) 2. Tempo.
(O.O.D.A.) 3. MBWA. 4. Appreciation. (Motivator
1.) (Cant be faked. Good.) 5. Decency. 6.
Hurry. 7. Time out. 8. One matters. 9. Big
change. Short time. (Alt not work.) 10.
Excellence. Always. 11. Passion. Energy. Hustle.
Enthusiasm. Exuberance. (Move
mountains. No alt.) 12. You must care. 13.
Emotion. 14. Hard is soft. (Soft is hard.)
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15. Men. Women. Different. Contend. Connect. 16.
Women. Buy. All. (RU listening?) 17. Quality.
(Mind-blowing. Beyond 6-Sigma.) 18. Re-invent.
Re-pot. (Required.) 19. Jaywalk. 20. Big change.
Small of people. (Always.) 21. Experiment.
Now. 22. Failure. Normal. 23. Most failures,
most success. (Fail. Forward. Fast.) 24.
Reward excellent failures. Punish
mediocre successes. 25. Women leaders. (Altered
times.) 26. Extremism. (Good business. Bad
politics.) 27. Innovation source. Only. Extreme
irritation. 28. Smile.
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29. You must care. 30. Mentor. (Highest ROI.) 31.
Best roster wins. 32. Wow. (Okay in biz.) 33.
We all have customers. (Biz. Personal.) 34. All
contacts Experiences. 35. Cirque du Soleil.
(Peerless.) 36. Leaders create space for
growth. 37. Quests. (Only.) 38. High aspirations,
high results. (Self-fulfilling
prophecy.) 39. Attitude 1, Skills 0. (Mostly.)
(Attitude 1, Skill 0.3?) 40. Sometimes Skill
1, Attitude 0.1. 41. Must love, not like. 42.
Wegmans. (No excuses. Mere groceries.) 43.
Less than your best. Cheating.
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44. Brand You. (No alt.) 45. Self-sufficiency.
(Biggest LT turn-on.) 46. In the moment. 47. The
moment wins. 48. Tomorrow Never. 49. Action 1,
Plan 0.1. 50. Execution can be a system. 51.
Realism. 52. Own up. Move on. 53.
Accountability. 54. Work hard gt Work smart.
(Mostly.) 55. Feedback. Necessary. Fast. (R.F.A.
in RFA times.) 56. Customers. Listen.
Lead. (Paradox.) 57. On stage. Always. (GW,
FDR, RG Supreme actors.)
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58. Master statistical analysis. 59. Excellence
Set the table. 60. Legacy. (Will it have
mattered?) 61. Great. (Why not?) 62. Radicals
rule. (Think Olympics.) 63. !!! Good. 64. Red
1, Brown 0. (Red times.) 65. Talk. Listen. (Big
2. Master.) 66. Politics. (Normal-inevitable
state of affairs. Master.) 67. Student.
Forever. 68. Why? (Question 1.) 69. Dont
belittle. 70. Respect. 71. All we have this
moment. (Moments matter most?) 72. Now.
(Procrastination. Death.)
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73. Exercise. 74. Paint. (Leader. Portraits of
Excellence.) 75. Best story wins. 76. You must
be the change you wish to see in the
world. 77. Two big ones. Max.
(Priorities.) 78. No I in Team. (I in
Win.) 79. I in Win. (No I in Team.) 80.
Different 1, Better 0. (Better 0.1) 81.
Imitation Mistake. (Learn, from who?) 82.
Choose/battle the right competitor. 83.
Schools. Creativity. Entrepreneurship.
(Not.) 84. MBAs. Creativity. Entrepreneurship.
Leadership. (Not.) 85. Design. Under-rated.
Wildly. (Still.) (Everything.)
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86. You Calendar. (Calendar. Never. Lies.) 87.
Laugh. 88. Handshake. (Quantity. Quality.) 89.
Dont fold your hands in front of your chest.
Ever. (Never.) 90. Grace. (Works in biz.) 91.
Weird. Wins. (Weird times.) 92. Crazy times.
Crazy orgs. 93. Internet. All. 94. Women.
Boomers-Geezers. Market. All. 95. Passion.
(Repeat. So what?) 96. Energy. (Repeat.
So what?) 97. Hustle. (Repeat. So
what?) 98. Enthusiasm. (Repeat. So what?) 99.
Exuberance. (Repeat. So what?) 100. Smile.
(Repeat. So what?) 101. Care.
(Repeat. So what?)
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102. Simplicity. Redundancy. Resilience. Bloody-
mindedness. Visible optimism.
(Success.) 103. Act. (Repeat. So what?) 104.
Appreciate. (Repeat. So what?) 105. Fun. (Biz.
Why not?) 106. Joy. (Biz. Why not?) 107. Sales
Life. 108. Marketing Life. 109. Long-term. Top
line. c.r.o. 110. Great company Creates the
most individual success stories.
(RE/MAX) 111. Talent first, performance
byproduct. 112. Sustained Wow 1, Shareholder
value, 0.2 (Product, People.) 113.
Commitment. by invitation only. 114. Creativity.
by invitation only. 115. HR 1. (Ought to.)
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116. Face-to-face. (5K miles, 5 minutes.) 117.
Negotiation. Make all winners. (Save
face.) 118. Grace makes enemies friends. 119.
Network. 120. Invest in relationships. (Think
ROIR. Return On Investment in
Relationships.) 118. Relationship investment.
Forethought. Calendar item.
Intensity. 119. Innovation. Easy. (Hang out
with weird.) 120. Weird Win. (Weird
times.) 121. The bottleneck is at the top
of the bottle. 122. Good Board Weird Board.
(At least, surprising.) 123. No
contention, no progress.
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R.O.I.R.Return On Investment In
Relationships
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124. Crucial conversations. Crucial
confrontations. (Study. Learn. Do.) 125. Honest
feedback. 126. Gaspworthy. Yes. 127. Insanely
great. 128. Astonish me. 129. Make it
immortal. 130. Will you remember it in 20
years? 131. No small opportunities.
(Reframe.) 132. One playmate, one playpen
Enough. 133. End run. Sensible. 134. Allies are
there for the finding. 135. Find successes. Build
on successes. (Pos gt Neg. Encourage gt
Fix.) 136. Somebodys doing it today. Find
em. 137. Someone is living 2016 in 2006.
(Find em. Study em.)
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138. Dont benchmark. futuremark. 139.
PMA. It works. (Positive. Mental.
Attitude.) 140. There are no experts. (You are
the expert.) 141. Life is short. 142. Sustained
success. Fat chance. Make today matter.
(Sustained. Ha.) 143. Collaborate. (Networked
world.) 144. Go solo. (Individual. Unit of
Intellectual Capital.) 145. There are no
perfect plans. (Do. Wins.) 146. Plans motivate.
(Right or wrong. Sense of purpose.) 147.
Never rest. 148. Get some sleep. 149. Winning
Embracing paradox. 150. Ambiguity Opportunity.
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151. Resilience. 152. Relentless-ness. 153. None.
Above. Comeuppance. No.
ultimate. business model. (GM. Sears.
U.S. Steel. DEC.) 154. Be yourself. Period. 155.
Never work with jerks. Including
customers. (Life. Too short.) 156. Under-promise,
over-deliver. 157. Talent. (Powerful word.) 158.
Customer Anyone whose actions affect
your results. 159. Competition stinks. (Seek the
soft spots where you can dominate.) 160.
K.I.S.S./Keep It Simple, Stupid. 161. Beauty.
(Good biz word.) 162. See the beauty in a
hamburger bun. (Go. Ray.)
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163. Own up. Quick. ( Denial. Cancer.)164.
Celebrate. Often.165. 78 people 78 approaches.
(Each. Unique.)166. Weed. Ceaselessly. (Prune.
Stupid. Rules. Non-stop.)167. Get out
of the way. (You The problem.)168. Smile.
Sunny. Optimism. (If it kills you.)169. Flowers.
(Cheery workplace.)170. Enjoy. (Or get the
hell.)171. Be intolerant of sour. (1 Major
pollution)172. No quick trigger on promotion.
(Too important.)173. Evaluation Lots of
study-time.174. Evaluation Life or death to
evaluee.175. 360 evaluation. No fad.176. Exit
when youre done. (Done. Sooner than you
think.)
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177. Today. Now. My Project. Am. Is. I.
Period. 178. Beautiful systems. (Good biz
phrase. Not oxymoron.) 179. Build on
strengths gt Fix weaknesses. 180. To dont To
do. (To dont gt To do ?) 181.
Leaders Do People. (Period.) 182. Leaders enjoy
leading. 183. Serious leadership training
Serious. 184. Priorities. Obvious. (Or
else.) 185. 5 Priorities 0 Priorities.
(3 Priorities 0 Priorities?) 186. People.
First. Last. Always. 187. It. Is. Always. The.
People.
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188. Handshake. (Quantity. Quality.)189. Dont
fold your hands in front of your chest.
Ever. (Never.)190. Simplicity. Redundancy.
Resilience. Bloody-mindedness.
Visible optimism. (Success.)
(Repeat.)191. Employee Entrance Guest
Entrance.192. Put the customer SECOND.
(Thanks, Hal.)193. Flowers. (Or did I say
that before? No matter if I did.)194.
Big Mergers dont work. Small
acquisitions can/do workif you dont
screw with their energy.
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195. Instinctively head for the front
line. (In all contexts.)196. Success
DDMMPR/"D-squared, M-squared, PR
DramDiff Money-Financial Acumen
Good Marketing Instincts
Stellar People Resilience (The fab
five What. Every. Small. Biz. Needs.)
(Big too.) 197. Core Mechanism (Game-changing
Solutions) PSF (Professional Service
Firm model) Wow! Projects
(Different vs Better) Brand You
(Distinct or Extinct) 198. 2011/2016 has
already happened. Find it.
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199. Kids know kids. Oldies know oldies.
Women know women. (Staff
accordingly.)200. Everybody is my customer.201.
Cosset vendors.202. I want to run a
Housekeeping department. (And you?)203.
The military doesnt follow the military
model. (Initiative Excellence.)204. No such
thing as going to absurd lengths
to serve the Customer. (HSM Lefties.)205.
Forget the customer. All Clients.206. It
takes decades to get over sleights.
(So dont sleight.)207. Dont dumb down.
Ever.
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208. NO LESS THAN EXCELLENCE.
EVER.209. EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS.
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Work In ProgressXXX. One size fits. One. Only.
(Evaluations. Period.)XXX. Teaching.
Individualized. Only. (6 billion people
6 billion learning trajectories.)
(Montessori.)XXX. First impression. Matters.
Shapes all that comes. Hard to overcome.
(Understatement.)XXX. Jerks. Dont work with.
(Life Too short.)XXX. Manage the hell out of
first impressions.XXX. Last impression. Matters.
Dominates memory. Hard to overcome.
(Understatement.)XXX. Manage the hell out of
last impressions.XXX. Plain English.XXX.
K.I.S.S. (450/8.)XXX. 798. 55,000,000,000.
3,000,000,000. 7AM-7PM. 615AM.XXX.
Donnelly Weatherstrip rules.XXX. Managers do
things right. Leaders do the right
thing. NOT.
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ONE WORD
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ONE WORD Drill more wells R.F.A. Accountability
Realism Decentralization Execution Action
bias Most mistakes wins 615am Energy Enthusiasm D
ogtPlan ActgtThink BehaviorgtAttitude Passion
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ONE WORD 5 min/5,000 miles Women Decency Grace I
nnovate or Die Re-imagine Fight irrelevance Just
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