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  1. New Zealand 2007

  2. Ho hum: 2+ weeks in New Zealand …PfizerFordGapChryslerYahoomicrosoftwal*mart??????

  3. “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”—Charles Darwin

  4. Punchline …

  5. The last word: There is no “last word.”

  6. Tom Peters’ X25*EXCELLENCE. ALWAYS.ESPN/Chatham/02 May 2007*In Search of Excellence 1982-2007

  7. Slides* at …tompeters.com*Also see … LONG

  8. The endS.A.V.0/800WomenBoomers-GeezersObesity-wellness-prevention

  9. 20$14,000,000,000,000- $25,000,000,000,000

  10. EXCELL-ENCE????

  11. “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

  12. Dick Kovacevich:You don’t get better by being bigger. You get worse.”

  13. “It is generally much easier tokill an organizationthan change it substantially.”—Kevin Kelly, Out of Control

  14. EXCELLENCE. CIRCA 1982.

  15. 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”

  16. The Peters Principles: Enthusiasm. Emotion. Excellence. Energy. Excitement. Service. Growth. Creativity. Imagination. Vitality. Joy. Surprise. Independence. Spirit. Community. Limitless human potential. Diversity. Profit. Innovation. Design. Quality. Entrepreneurialism. Wow!

  17. Why in the World did you go to Siberia?

  18. EXCELLENCE. INNOVATE. OR. DIE.

  19. What makes God laugh?

  20. Peoplemakingplans!

  21. The Mess IsThe Message! Period!

  22. EXCELLENCE. INNOVATE. OR. DIE.

  23. More than $$$$#1R&D spending, last 25 years?

  24. GM

  25. EXCELLENCE. INNOVATE.TACTICS.

  26. We become who we hang out with 1

  27. Why Do I love Freaks? (1) Because when Anything Interesting happens … it was a freak who did it. (Period.) (2) Freaks are fun. (Freaks are also a pain.) (Freaks are never boring.) (3) We need freaks. Especially in freaky times. (Hint: These are freaky times, for you & me & the CIA & the Army & Avon.) (4) A critical mass of freaks-in-our-midstautomatically make us-who-are-not-so-freaky at least somewhat more freaky. (Which is a Good Thing in freaky times—see immediately above.) (5)Freaks are the only (ONLY) ones who succeed—as in, make it into the history books. (6) Freaks keep us from falling into ruts. (If we listen to them.) (We seldom listen to them.) (Which is why most organizations are in ruts. Make that chasms.)

  28. “Normal” = “o for 800”

  29. The “Hang Out Axiom”:At its core, every (!!!) relationship-partnership decision (employee, vendor, customer, etc) is a strategic decision about: “Innovate, ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ ”

  30. 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.

  31. do things.

  32. “We have a ‘strategic plan.’ It’s called doing things.”— Herb Kelleher

  33. drill.

  34. “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 you’re finding it when you’re drawing maps and studying logs, but you have to drill.” Source: The Hunters, by John Masters, Canadian O & G wildcatter

  35. try things.

  36. “We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we didn’t 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, we’re 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 toplan—for months.”—Bloomberg by Bloomberg

  37. Screw. things.Up.

  38. Sam’s Secret #1!

  39. “Rewardexcellent failures. Punishmediocre successes.”Phil Daniels, Sydney exec

  40. try.Miss.try.

  41. READY.FIRE!AIM.Ross Perot (vs “Aim! Aim! Aim!”/EDS vs GM/1985)

  42. S.A.V.

  43. “Learn not to be careful.”—Photographer Diane Arbus to her students (Careful = The sidelines, fromHarriet Rubin in The Princessa)

  44. No try. No deal.

  45. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”—WayneGretzky

  46. “Intelligent people can always come up with intelligent reasons to do nothing.”—Scott Simon

  47. Concoct a Parallel universe!

  48. “Parallel Universe” …China!!!!!!!

  49. “NEW” MARKETS.

  50. E-nor-mous Stra-te-gic opp-or-tun-ity