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Tom Peters’ We Are in a Brawl with No Rules C ORE N ET GLOBAL /11.18.2002. All slides at … tompeters.com. 1. The Fundamental Premises of Organizational Life Have Been Shattered. “We are in a brawl with no rules.” Paul Allaire.

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Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Tom Peters’ We Are in a Brawl with No RulesCORENET GLOBAL/11.18.2002


All slides at tompeters com

All slides at …tompeters.com


1 the fundamental premises of organizational life have been shattered

1. The Fundamental Premises of Organizational Life Have Been Shattered.


We are in a brawl with no rules paul allaire

“We are in abrawl with no rules.”Paul Allaire


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“IT MAY SOMEDAY BE SAID THAT THE 21ST CENTURY BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. …“Al-Qaeda represents a new and profoundly dangerous kind of organization—one that might be called a ‘virtual state.’ On September 11th a virtual state proved that modern societies are vulnerable as never before.”—Time/09.09.2002


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The deadliest strength of America’s new adversaries is their very fluidity, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld believes. Terrorist networks, unburdened by fixed borders, headquarters or conventional forces, are free to study the way this nation responds to threats and adapt themselves to prepare for what Mr. Rumsfeld is certain will be another attack. …“ ‘Business as usual won’t do it,’ he said. His answer is to develop swifter, more lethal ways to fight. ‘Big institutions aren’t swift on their feet in adapting but rather ponderous and clumsy and slow.’ ”—The New York Times/09.04.2002


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Dawn Meyerreicks, CTO of the Defense Intelligence Systems Agency, made one of the most fateful military calls of the 21st century. After 9/11 … her office quickly leased all the available transponders covering Central Asia. The implications should change everything about U.S. military thinking in the years ahead. “The U.S. Air Force had kicked off its fight against the Taliban with an ineffective bombing campaign, and Washington was anguishing over whether to send in a few Army divisions. Donald Rumsfeld told Gen. Tommy Franks to give the initiative to 250 Special Forces already on the ground. They used satellite phones, Predator surveillance drones, and GPS- and laser-based targeting systems to make the air strikes brutally effective.“In effect, they ‘Napsterized’ the battlefield by cutting out the middlemen (much of the military’s command and control) and working directly with the real players. … The data came in so fast that HQ revised operating procedures to allow intelligence analysts and attack planners to work directly together. Their favorite tool, incidentally, was instant messaging over a secure network.”—Ned Desmond/“Broadband’s New Killer App”/Business 2.0/ OCT2002


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”—General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army


2 we live in a world of virtual organizations

2. We Live in a World of Virtual Organizations.


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The corporation as we know it, which is now 120 years old, isnot likely to survive the next 25 years.Legally and financially, yes, but not structurally and economically.”Peter Drucker, Business 2.0 (08.00)


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Eric’s ArmyFlat.Fast.Agile.Adaptable.Light … But Lethal.Brand You/ Talent/ “I Am An ARMY Of One.”Info-intense.Network-centric.


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Ebusiness is about rebuilding the organization from the ground up. Most companies today are not built to exploit the Internet. Their business processes, their approvals, their hierarchies, the number of people they employ … all of that is wrong for running an ebusiness.”Ray Lane, Kleiner Perkins


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Gerstner’s IBM: Systems Integrator of choice. Global Services: $35B.Pledge/’99: Business Partner Charter. 72 strategic partners, aim for 200. Drop many in-house programs/products. (BW/12.01).


We want to be the air traffic controllers of electrons bob nardelli ge power systems

“We want to be the air traffic controllers of electrons.”Bob Nardelli, GE Power Systems


3 welcome to low rise world

3. Welcome to … Low-rise World.


Wal mart vs sears manhattan chicago vs silicon valley austin seattle bangalore

Wal*Mart vs. SearsManhattan/ Chicagovs. Silicon Valley/ Austin/ Seattle/ Bangalore


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The organizations we created have become tyrants. They have taken control, holding us fettered, creating barriers that hinder rather than help our businesses. The lines that we drew on our neat organizational diagrams have turned into walls that no one can scale or penetrate or even peer over.”—Frank Lekanne Deprez & René Tissen, Zero Space: Moving Beyond Organizational Limits.


100 square feet

100square feet


108 x 5 vs 8 x 1 540 vs 8 98 5

108 X 5vs. 8 X 1= 540 vs. 8 (-98.5%)


E g jeff immelt 75 of admin back room finance digitalized in 3 years source bw 01 28 02

E.g. …Jeff Immelt: 75% of “admin, back room, finance” “digitalized” in 3 years.Source: BW (01.28.02)


Ibm s project eliza self bootstrapping artilects

IBM’s Project eLiza!** “Self-bootstrapping”/ “Artilects”


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“If there is nothing very special about your work,no matter how hard you apply yourself, you won’t get noticed, and that increasingly means you won’t get paid much either.”Michael Goldhaber, Wired


I am an army of one

I AM AN ARMY OF ONE


4 women rule

4. Women Rule!


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Stupid: “Amazing, now that I think about it. A bunch of guys --developers, architects, contractors, engineers, bankers--sitting around designing shopping centers. And the ‘end users’ will be overwhelmingly women!”


4 8t japan 9m 27 5m 3 6t germany

$4.8T > Japan9M/27.5M/$3.6T> Germany


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Business Purchasing PowerPurchasing mgrs. & agents: 51%HR: >>50%Admin officers: >50%Source: Martha Barletta, Marketing to Women


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Ad from Furniture /Today (04.01):“MEET WITH THE EXPERTS!: How Retailing’s Most Successful Stay that Way”PresentingExperts: M = 16;F = ?? (94% = 272)


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

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Please just one couch or chair where my feet hit the ground owner 5 furniture stores uk

“Please … just onecouch or chair where my feet hit the ground!” —Owner, 5 furniture stores, UK


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“AS LEADERS, WOMEN RULE: New Studies find that female managers outshine their male counterparts in almost every measure”Title, Special Report, Business Week, 11.20.00


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Women’s Strengths Match New Economy Imperatives: Link [rather than rank] workers; favor interactive-collaborative leadership style [empowerment beats top-down decision making]; sustain fruitful collaborations; comfortable with sharing information; see redistribution of power as victory, not surrender; favor multi-dimensional feedback; value technical & interpersonal skills, individual & group contributions equally; readily accept ambiguity; honor intuition as well as pure “rationality”; inherently flexible; appreciate cultural diversitySource: Judy B. Rosener, America’s Competitive Secret:Women Managers


Psssst wanna see my porn collection

Psssst! Wanna see my “porn” collection?


5 talent must be served

5. Talent Must Be Served.


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

From “1, 2 or you’re out” [JW] to …“BestTalent in each industry segment to build best proprietary intangibles”[EM]Source: Ed Michaels, War for Talent (05.17.00)


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Our business needs a massive transfusion of talent, and talent, I believe, is most likely to be found among non-conformists, dissenters and rebels.”David Ogilvy


6 design seat of the soul

6. Design = Seat of the Soul


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“We don’t have a good language to talk about this kind of thing. In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. … But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamentalsoul of a man-made creation.”Steve Jobs


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

All Equal Except …“At Sony we assume that all products of our competitors have basically the same technology, price, performance and features.Design is the only thing that differentiates one product from another in the marketplace.”Norio Ohga


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

THE BASE CASE: I am a design fanatic. Though not “artistic,” I love “cool stuff.” But it goes [much] further, far beyond the personal. Design has become a professional obsession. I SIMPLY BELIEVE THAT DESIGN PER SE IS THE PRINCIPAL REASON FOR EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT [or detachment] RELATIVE TO A PRODUCT OR SERVICE OR EXPERIENCE. Design, as I see it, is arguably the #1 DETERMINANT of whether a product-service-experience stands out … or doesn’t. Furthermore, it’s another “one of those things” that damn few companies put – consistently – on the front burner.


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The worst epithet you’ll see in this book is ‘It won an award.’ ” —Don Norman**C.f. Jane Jacobs, Chris Alexander (Pattern Language)


7 real estate design experiences

7. “Real Estate” = Design+ = EXPERIENCES!


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Experiencesare as distinct from services as services are from goods.”Joseph Pine & James Gilmore, The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The [Starbucks] Fix” Is on …“We have identified a ‘third place.’ And I really believe that sets us apart. The third place is that place that’s not work or home. It’s the place our customers come for refuge.”Nancy Orsolini, District Manager


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Club Med is more than just a ‘resort’; it’s a means of rediscovering oneself, of inventing an entirely new ‘me.’ ”Source: Jean-Marie Dru, Disruption


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

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


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Bob Lutz:“I see us as being in the art business. Art, entertainment and mobile sculpture, which, coincidentally, also happens to provide transportation.”Source: NYT 10.19.01


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

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


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

The marketing of Dreams (Dreamketing)Dreamketing: Touching the clients’ dreams.Dreamketing: The art of telling stories and entertaining.Dreamketing: Promote the dream, not the product.Dreamketing: Build the brand around the main dream.Dreamketing: Build the “buzz,” the “hype,” the “cult.”Source: Gian Luigi Longinotti-Buitoni


8 green revolution

8. Green = Revolution


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The best solutions are not based on tradeoffs or ‘balance’ between objectives but on design integration achieving all of them together”—Paul Hawken & Amory Lovins/ Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Tunneling through the cost barrier”/ “Forget diminishing returns”/ “Saving a large amount of energy or resources often costs less than saving a small amount.”/ “Change of design mentality”—Hawken/ Lovins/ Natural Capitalism


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“The U.S. buildings and construction materials industries reinvest only about one percent of their revenue in R&D, compared with ten to twenty times that for cutting-edge industries like electronics and pharmaceuticals. No wonder their techniques and materials are so antediluvian.”—Paul Hawken & Amory Lovins, Natural Capitalism


9 technicolor times call for technicolor responses

9. Technicolor Times Call For Technicolor Responses.


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

Forget>“Learn”“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.”Dee Hock


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“It is generally much easier to kill an organization than change it substantially.” Kevin Kelly, Out of Control


Incrementalism is innovation s worst enemy nicholas negroponte

“Incrementalism is innovation’s worst enemy.” Nicholas Negroponte


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

The greatest dangerfor most of usis not that our aim istoo highand we miss it,but that it istoo lowand we reach it.Michelangelo


Tom peters we are in a brawl with no rules c ore n et global 11 18 2002

“Don’t rebuild. Reimagine.”The New York Times Magazine on the future of the WTC space in Lower Manhattan/09.08.2002


Thank you

Thank You!


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