Excellence. Always. If not excellence, what? If not excellence now, when?

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More than one route forward

  • There is more
  • than one way to skin a cat!*
  • *Every project REQUIRES (if you’re smart) an outside look by one/some Seriously Weird Cat/s—in pursuit of
  • a whacked-out option. To consider

14,000 20,000

14,000 20,000 30

14,000/eBay 20,000/Amazon 30/Craigslist

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo

  • “Insanely Great”
  • Steve Jobs
  • “Radically thrilling” BMW

“Let us create such a building that future generations will take us for lunatics.” —the church hierarchs at Seville

“We are crazy. We should do something when people say it is ‘crazy.’ If people say something is ‘good’, it means someone else is already doing it.” —Hajime Mitarai, Canon

“You do not merely want to be the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.” —Jerry Garcia


“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

“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

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

“Mr. Foster and his McKinsey colleagues collected detailed performance data stretching back 40 years for 1,000 U.S. companies. They found that none of the long-term survivors managed to outperform the market. Worse, the longer companies had been in the database, the worse they did.” —Financial Times

“ ‘Good management’ was the most powerful reason [leading firms] failed to stay atop their industries. Precisely because these firms listened to their customers, invested aggressively in technologies that would provide their customers more and better products of the sort they wanted, and because they carefully studied market trends and systematically allocated investment capital to innovations that promised the best returns, they lost their positions of leadership.” —Clayton Christensen, The Innovator’s Dilemma

“The more successful a company, the flatter its forgetting curve.” — Gary Hamel and C.K. Prahalad

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

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

“Data drawn from the real world attest to a fact that is beyond our control: Everything in existence tends to deteriorate.” —Norberto Odebrecht, Education Through Work

  • Tom Peters’
  • Excellence.
  • Always.
  • 23 August 2010
  • Part ONE
  • #1

Little = BIG* *Thank you, Mr. Prime Minister

  • “Design is everything.
  • Everything is design.”
  • “We are all designers.”
  • Inspiration: The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything, Richard Farson
  • #2
  • Big carts =
  • 1.5X
  • Source: Walmart
  • Bag sizes = New markets:
  • $B
  • Source: PepsiCo
  • #3
  • It BEGINS (and ENDS) in the …

parking lot* *Disney

  • #4

7X. 7:30A-8:00P. F12A. 7:30AM = 7:15AM. 8:00PM = 8:15PM.

“No” = 2* *Yes Bank

The Commerce Bank Model “every computer at commerce bank has a special red key on it that says, ‘found something stupid that we are doing that interferes with our ability to service the customer? Tell us about it, and if we agree, we will give you $50.’” Source: Fans! Not customers. How Commerce Bank Created a Super-growth Business in a No-growth Industry, Vernon Hill & Bob Andelman

  • 2,000,000
  • #5
  • Don’t like it?
  • Don’t pay.
  • Source: Granite Rock Co.
  • #6
  • (1) LAN Installation Co. (3%)
  • (2) “Geek Squad” (30%)
  • (3) Best Buy contracts
  • (4) Best Buy purchases
  • (5) Best Buy’s “brand promise”
  • Source: Best Buy (Circuit City: fire senior, hire junior)
  • #7
  • “Paint it white!”
  • — On Hashem Akbari’s [Lawrence Berkeley National lab] powerful program
  • to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions; using conservative
  • assumptions, it could reduce 44 billion tons of CO2 emissions by cooling buildings, roads, entire cities (The Guardian, 0116.09)

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