Tom is a great lecturer but keeping the listener engaged is a different talent. The use of repetitive, semi-corny diatribes I could have done without. The start of the book goes well but I feel he ran out of material half way through. The worse of it was his insistence that one should help their competition indicated to me how much he has lost touch with the actual working world and has joined the academic ivory tower crowd he preaches to discredit in this work as well as in the past. In Search of Excellence and Thriving on Chaos are among the best books of any kind I have ever read and have made a huge impact on my business career. So if you are deciding to read a Tom Peters book check these out first.
I could not finish this audiobook due to the times Tom Peters needs to repeat quote-unquote. It may seem petty at first, but when he is listing different ideas from different sources and goes on "quote something unquote, quote something else unquote, quote another thing unquote" it starts to get rough on your nerves. And he quotes a lot.
Even a phrase like: my little "secret".
Instead of using the tone of his voice to stress the non-literal sense in which secret should be understood, he reads his own book with a feeling of "oh let's get this over with, hand me the script" instead of giving you the feeling of "I am telling you these things personally from my heart". So the end result is a very robotic and cold read.
I liked the narration,
in fact I always seem to enjoy the book narrated by the actual author.
Tom Peters gives us many different Little ideas that are not so little down the road,
some were obvious but when you think about it,
repetition is another excellent method of learning and putting it into practice
and some excellent ideas as well.
If not excellence, what?
If not excellence now, when?"
A huge amount of info is crammed into this energetically presented audio book. Every sentence packs a punch. Incredible depth and insight. My only complaint would be that the use of the words "quote, unquote" gets a bit irritating after a while. Highly recommended overall.
Practical. Smart. Worth every penny. LOVED IT. I can't imagine a business person who would not find this book to be fantastically useful.
I love listening to Tom Peters, he reads what he writes with such wisdom and energy. I listen to every word and GET what he's saying. I love what I learn, I love being reminded of the little things that I've let slip by. I like that he often refers to an important piece of information over and over and he stresses the importance - MBWA. I love it. I win everytime I listen / read a Tom Peters book, and he never lets me down.
yes, so they can see thru the so called guru's of the world
the origin of feces
witty, bombastic ,
his mastery of the american scene shows forth in full view, when at great length and with frequent repetition he extols the greatness of our beloved leader, barrack obama, with our nation in shambles and millions out of work , and the printing presses running at full steam this author should be required reading by all business leaders, in red china...
I loved this book (though beware that it is REALLY long). Tom is a fabulous narrator & it was so fun having him read his own work because it added the "tone of voice" in which he wrote. I feel like this is a book that I should pull out & listen to about once a year (at least in part) to get a refresher. These are true words to live by.
Husband, father, one whom Jesus loves, Entrepreneur, Constitutional Conservative, etc etc
Sorry to say, I just wasn't drawn in by the voice of the reader. I'm sure the content is probably decent, but I couldn't get past the delivery. Professional voice talent gives the feel of someone telling you a story... this felt like I was sitting in a locker room listening to some guy read the paper out loud.