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The Circle of Innovation : You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness epub

ISBN: 0340717211

ISBN13: 978-0340717219

Author: Tom Peters

Category: Business books

Language: English

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (February 1999)

Pages: 522 pages

ePUB book: 1970 kb

FB2 book: 1658 kb

Rating: 4.6

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The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars-and Peters' contagious passion-to the reader in a landmark book. Here is a book that will open your eyes to new ways of envisioning the challenges of today's world.

The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars-and Peters' contagious passion-to the reader in a landmark book. Through bold graphics, astounding facts and figures, and quotes whose sources range from Emile Zola to Steve Jobs, Peters blows the lid off accepted management styles.

The Circle of Innovation book. More recently, through 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries, Peters reexamined, refined and reinvented his views on innovation-the survival strategy, he asserts, for businesses of the next millennium. The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars-and Peters' contagious passion-to the reader in a landmark book.

1997 Called "the first piece of postmodern management literature" by the Los Angeles Times, The Circle of Innovation boldly claims that "you can't shrink your way to greatness. It's about one BIG our fast-moving times (and customers) demand. With bold graphics and chapter titles such as "We are all Michelangelos," "Create waves of lust," and "You can't live life without an eraser," The Circle of Innovation challenges us all to transform our organizations, our careers, and ourselves.

Tom Peters-brilliant, original, and perhaps the most inspiring and listened-to . His book, derived from 60 or so iterations of his seminars, has . .

Tom Peters-brilliant, original, and perhaps the most inspiring and listened-to business thinker of our time-has a lot on his mind these days. The hallmarks of Tom Peters legend are an insatiable curiosity, an agile intellect, a pragmatic perspective, and an uncanny ability to gauge the global zeitgeist.

More recently, through 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries, Peters reexamined, refined, and reinvented his views on innovation, the survival strategy, he asserts, for businesses of the next millennium. The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars, and Peters' contagious passion-to the reader in a landmark book.

Business guru Tom Peters has been recognized for his originality and . The Circle of Innovation is written in slide book form. The result is a most impressive example of a way to communicate through books.

Business guru Tom Peters has been recognized for his originality and perception since coauthoring one of the most influential management books of all time: 1982's. This is the form that consultants use for seminars. Each exhibit that the seminar attendees will see is included, along with a page of script that covers the content of the exhibit. The result is highly enjoyable, as you vicariously imagine being in the room with Tom Peters, the world's most sought-after business speaker.

1997 – The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness. 1999 - The Reinventing Work Series 50List Books. 1999 – The Brand You 50: Or: Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion!

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Tom Peters has been working as an independent consultant since 1981 and he speaks about his theories and practical examples around the globe. The circle of innovation: You can’t shrink your way to greatness. Random House LLC. 2010. Famous quotes by Tom Peters. Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. The Pursuit of Wow!: Every person’s guide to topsy-turvy times. The Little BIG Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE.

You Can’t Shrink Your Way to Greatness. About The Circle of Innovation. More recently, through 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries, Peters reexamined, refined and reinvented his views on innovation–the survival strategy, he asserts, for businesses of the next millennium. The Circle of Innovation brings these seminars–and Peters’ contagious passion–to the reader in a landmark book.

I have just taken another look at “business guru” Tom Peter’s “The Circle of Innovation” which was published in 1999. While it may appear to be a little dated particularly with the companies he uses as examples (Burger King, Proctor & Gamble, Microsoft, Banana Republic, Martha Stewart, and others), his concepts on innovation are not. This book contains some timeless gems and is worth another look by those interested in innovation.

Peter’s has organized the book around key concepts which make up the “Circle of Innovation.” These include:
• Distance Is Dead
• Destruction is Cool
o Decentralization is hard to do.
• You Can’t Live Without an Eraser (forgetting is hard to do)
o Obsolete ourselves or the competition will.
o Forget blockbusters (the startup fad today – the Unicorn) as it is hard to see what products will be in their final form, and how they will be accepted.
o Forget professional. You may be thoroughly professional but not provocative.
o Forget balance, embrace tension.
o Forget consensus – the most important person who reports to you is the one who most vigorously disagrees with you, who has the guts to disagree with you.
o Who are your keepers of the flame? – The flame of creation? The flame of destruction?
• We are all Michelangelos
o What does it take to lead an organization – what creates trust? In the end, it is the leader’s manifest respect for the followers. Do you routinely see the Michaelangelos of housekeeping/telemarketing, what kind of leader are you?
o 70% of customers bail because of the look/feel/smell/taste of doing business with a company.
o The whole damn ideas to transmit the zeal of customer intimacy of mom-and-pop.
o The best thing a leader can do is to allow its members to discover their own greatness.
o Respecting the power/potency of individuality may be the number one challenge in the years ahead.
• Welcome to the White-Collar Revolution (much of this is covered today in my ministry focused on those who are in career transitions)
o If you think you’re powerless you are. Powerlessness is a state of mind.
o Secrets to power:
 Networking today is the key to the future use of your gifts.
 Your state of mind – how much authority did Gandhi have, Mother Teresa. Many/most genuinely significant accomplishments have been sparked by people with little/no formal “org-chart” authority.
 The need to think responsibly. Self-responsibility is a philosophical principle and a profoundly moral idea.
 The need to think self-motivation.
 The need to define and rule your kingdom. THINK YOUR BRAND. Take Peter’s personal brand equity test which you can search for on the Internet, PBE/Peters.
 The need to think about your resume… which is improving if you let go and move forward.

“The Circle of Innovation” is a quick read, even at 499 pages, with its large print, graphics, and punchy quotes popping out all over. Peter’s provides a “Semantics Alert, “a summary, at the end of each section. As an example, “Semantics Alert No. 3” lists in part:
• Cannibalize
• Silicon Valley Test
• Prototyping as Core Competence
• Fail. Forward. Fast. (this is where the concept originated and is widely used today)
• Innovation = Silly
• Mistakes = Life

This will give you a glimpse of the timeless gems Peters wrote about 17 years ago. There are many, many more. “The Circle of Innovation” was a best seller then, and unknown to most, is oft quoted today without appropriate attribution to Peters. This is a book for executives struggling with innovation, for entrepreneurs working in the murky waters of business creation, and for those who are in career transition. This is a book that worth another look.
This book is pushing 15 years old. Many of the companies that Peters holds up as pinnacles of performance, such as Sears and Saturn, are a shadow of their former selves - or gone completely. Why, then, does the book still hold relevance? Simple. The principles that Peters spends 500 pages of pictures, crazy fonts and swear words getting you to notice are tried, true and near timeless. Even Peters may disagree on the timeless piece, but the book will certainly provoke creative and innovative thinking among the ossified executives who dare to open the cover.

Peters espouses 15 principles of innovation - circles within circles - and then proceeds to expose, shout, cajole and exemplify these very principles over a quick reading but somewhat lengthy 500 page treatise on innovation. Some of the key 15 principles which resonated with this reader included:

* You can't live without an eraser
* All value comes from the professional services
* The intermediary is doomed
* Become a connoisseur of talent
* Little things are only things
* We're here to live life out loud

Each of these, plus the remaining 9 elements, are entertainingly presented in such a way as to force the reader to think, while enjoying the entertaining, light and colloquial writing style that Peters is known for. The book is an outstanding edition to any manager's library, and should be a must read for anyone working in one of my organizations.
WARNING! This book is not for the die hard, stuffy, stereotypical management theorist. It is a innovative and easy to read look into the world of management "Tom Peters" style. What has now become a trade-mark writing style Peters uses a very personal style to get across some sensational ideas.

Even though it was written pre-dotcom bust AND it is almost 6 years old, a lot of the ideas are still very relevant.

Short, punchy and still very enlightening!
It's tough reading a book like this and not taking it for granted. Yes, it's almost 15 years old and the ideas seem quite pedestrian now but I have to remember, these ideas were mindblowing back in that day. Helping employees train to become more valuable, innovation minded teams, adding excitement to mundane products.. all of these ideas seem quite "normal" now but this book really started many managers and leaders on a new path to improvement. I do like his overall idea of not shrinking an organization for the short term gain when you must continue to make great products and services to be around for the long term. I've read many of Tom Peters books and this one is not the most innovative but it's a solid book and worth your time reading.