Thriving on Chaos is the national best seller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down.
"Keys to success"
The coauthor of In Search of Excellence offers practical insights on business, management, leadership, and success. This audio program covers listening to customers, noting symbols, circulating, motivating others, and striving for top-notch quality and service.
This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction.
"Not all great, but all good"
"Years ago, I wrote about a retail store in the Palo Alto environs—a good one, which had a box of two-cent candies at the checkout. I subsequently remember that 'little' parting gesture of the two-cent candy as a symbol of all that is Excellent at that store. Dozens of people who have attended seminars of mine have come up to remind me, sometimes 15 or 20 years later, of “the two-cent candy story,” and to tell me how it had a sizable impact on how they did business."
"good read.. too much soapbox.."
Once more the "unconventional" Peters stimulates corporate thought processes. Along with the best of his columns, Peters includes questions and rebuttals that come from readers and listeners, as well as his own candid responses. A "must" hear for every business person.
Tom Peters has, for the past 12 years, been telling American business that the rules have changed. Now he goes farther in The Tom Peters Seminar, the first in an exciting new series aimed at helping everyone, Fortune 500 chairmen, middle managers trying to hold onto their place on the ladder (a mistake!), and hotel housekeepers, thrive in the brave new world of business in the 90s.
In this brilliant narrative, Fleischman re-creates the first great battle of the Civil War from the points of view of sixteen different participants. Through an unflinching narrative of the battle of Bull Run, human faces begin to emerge from the faded pages of history. Read by a varied cast of narrators, the characters on both sides spring to vivid life as they share their feelings as the battle of Bull Run rages around them.
The journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark remain the single most important document in the history of American exploration. Through these tales of adventure, edited by American Book Award nominee Landon Jones, we see the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and western rivers the way Lewis and Clark first observed them: majestic, pristine, uncharted, and awe-inspiring.
"Good, but maybe not as an audiobook"
In 1982, business guru Tom Peters co-authored In Search of Excellence, one of the most influential business guides of all time. More recently, through 400 seminars in 47 states and 22 countries, Peters reexamined, refined, and reinvented his views on innovation, the #1 survival strategy, he asserts, for businesses of the next millennium.
"Circle of Inovation"
The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of sixteen; the quintessential ‘artist in a garret’, entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized friendship almost as highly as music itself; the unworldly poet from whom great music poured like water from a fountain; the unrecognized master who died almost penniless at the age of 31.
"Very well done"
There is a new, highly personalized, more entrepreneurial environment being created inside today's most successful organizations. There is an intense focus on the customer, the quality of the product, and the contribution of each individual.
"Total rip off"
It's San Francisco, 1928, and Sam Spade is a wisecracking, womanising Private Investigator. Missing husbands and unfaithful wives are his usual stock-in-trade, but when the beautifully distressed Miss Wonderley calls he gets involved in a dangerous caper most people would run a mile from. Miss Wonderley asks Sam's partner, Miles Archer, to shadow Floyd Thursby, whom she maintains has kidnapped her sister. But then Archer is shot dead, and Miss Wonderley's story turns out to be a lie.
This expanded edition of Hall's original 1979 book includes never-before-heard poems and vignettes - read by the author - and new chapters that bring us up to date with Hall as he sits with President Carter, caps his recording career, quits drinking, ponders his legacy, examines the creative process, and retires from the music industry. "If you want to retire, go ahead," he says. "Life will still present innumerable occasions for you to go out and make an ass of yourself."
"the Storyteller lived up to his name"
What, according to Tom Peters, Chairman of Tom Peters Company, is the problem with the way people do business today? Well-intentioned people who like to get things done are being thwarted at every step of the way by absurd organizational barriers and by the egos of petty tyrants.
"Dead-on and Relevant"
The gospel stories as you've never heard them before.
Everyone knows the story of Jesus' life as told in the Gospels - and perhaps because it is so familiar, we have forgotten what an extraordinary life it was. Through these five plays, the story is pieced together as if from the memories of those who were there and saw events for themselves: Jesus' mother, Mary; his closest friends; the Jewish high priest; and the Roman governor. They recount the events they witnessed as if they had happened just the other day.
"Powerful Performance of Powerful Stories"
Tom Peters, a self-described "professional loudmouth" who has been compared to Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and H. L. Mencken, declares war on the worthless rules and absurd organizational barriers that stand in the way of creativity and success.
"Always makes me think"
Arthur Conan Doyle’s rollicking adventure tale follows a scientific expedition deep into the Amazon jungle – right back into the time of dinosaurs and cave men. Before Jurassic Park, before Indiana Jones - there was The Lost World! An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Josh Clark, Kyle Colerider-Krugh, Peter Paige, Kirsten Potter, Kate Steele, Tom Virtue, Kenneth Alan Williams.
"Funny, but it didn't seem like Doyle"
In the new economy, hierarchical business structures are being consigned to the shredder and replaced with flexible, fast-responding, ad hoc groups of brainworkers. Tom Peters, author of the best-selling In Search of Excellence, is once again ahead of the curve, and now demonstrates that the key to success in business future is total engagement, dynamism, speed, and independence.
There is a new, highly personalized, more entrepreneurial environment being created inside today's most successful organizations. There is an intense focus on the customer, the quality of the product, and the contribution of each individual. In this program, hear Tom Peters (co-author of In Search of Excellence and A Passion for Excellence) as he presents in his unique, exciting, and dynamic style his newest ideas. Find out what you'll have to do to compete and win in the new business climate.
"Theories that work!"
In London verschwinden Menschen. Die Nächte verbreiten überall Angst und Schrecken, niemand fühlt sich mehr sicher. Man erzählt sich in den Straßen von Geistern, die Menschen entführen. Als Sherlock Holmes durch H. G. Wells einen zurückkehrenden Zeitreisenden aufspürt, vermutet er einen Zusammenhang mit den Morden und ist der grausamen Wahrheit damit bereits sehr nah.