Tom Peters

Edited by John C. Wood, Michael Wood

© 2004 – Routledge

448 pages

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About the Book

Hailed as the ‘über guru’ by The Economist¸ Tom Peters (b. 1942) is one of the most influential business thinkers of our age. He is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. It brings together the best critical assessments of his work. The collection is supplemented with the editors’ expert introduction which places the gathered materials in their historical and intellectual context.

Table of Contents

1. ‘Take Me to Your Leader’, The Economist, 1993, 329, 7843, 21–6. 2. Rich Karlgaard, ‘Tom Peters’, Forbes, 1993, 151, 7, 69–76. 3. ‘Tom Peters, Performance Artist’, The Economist, 1994, 332, 7882, 73. 4. Anne Fisher, ‘Tom Peters, Professional Loudmouth’, Fortune, 1997, 136, 12, 273–6. 5. Charles Butler, ‘Tom Terrific’, Successful Meetings, 1997, 46, 13, 28–32. 6. Virginia I. Postrel, ‘The Peters Principles’, Reason, 1997, 29, 5, 42–50. 7. Mark Gimein, ‘Has Tom Peters Gone Crazy?’, Fortune, 2000, 142, 11, 174–81. 8. Stefan Stern, ‘A Guru Aims High on Prozac’, New Statesman, 18 Dec. 2000, 36. 9. Ken Shelton, ‘Editor’s Note: On Peters, Bennis, and Excellence’, Leadership Excellence, 2007, 24, 5, 2. 10. Tom Peters, ‘The Good News from Japan: Management Secrets the Best Companies have Known All Along’, Vital Speeches of the Day, 1981, 47, 11, 338–41. 11. Tom Peters, ‘The Search for Excellence Continues’, Forbes, 1996, 158, 13, 238–40. 12. Tom Peters, ‘Tom Peters: For the Feel of Friction’, Forbes, 1997, 159, 4, 118–20. 13. Tom Peters, ‘Make Yourself the Centre’, Maclean’s, 2003, 116, 48, 40. 14. Tom Peters, ‘Tom Peters’s True Confessions’, Fast Company, 2001, 53, 78–92. 15. Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman, Jr., ‘Beyond the Rational Model’, The McKinsey Quarterly, Spring 1983, 19–30. 16. Andrew H. Van de Ven, ‘In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies’, Administrative Science Quarterly, Dec. 1983, 621–4. 17. Daniel T. Carroll, ‘A Disappointing Search for Excellence’, Harvard Business Review, Nov.–Dec. 1983, 78–88. 18. John Thompson, ‘In Search of Excellence: A Conversation with Tom Peters’, T+D, Aug. 1983, 16–22. 19. ‘In Further Search of Excellence’, Management Review, 1984, 73, 1, 4. 20. Kenneth E. Aupperle, William Acar, and David E. Booth, ‘An Empirical Critique of In Search of Excellence: How Excellent are the Excellent Companies?’, Journal of Management, 1986, 12, 4, 499–512. 21. Michael A. Hitt and R. Duane Ireland, ‘Peters and Waterman Revisited: The Unended Quest for Excellence’, Academy of Management Executive, 1987, 1, 2, 91–8. 22. L. A. Kauffman, ‘Democracy is in the Suites’, The Nation, 1993, 256, 20, 712–13. 23. Peter Larson, ‘Tom Peters: Charlatan or Genius?’, Canadian Business Review, 1993, 20, 1, 29–30. 24. John A. Byrne, ‘The Real Confessions of Tom Peters’, BusinessWeek, 12 Mar. 2001, 3760, 46. 25. David Collins and Ceri Watkins, ‘Crazy Days Call for Crazy Ways? Narrating Tom Peters’, Management Decision, 2006, 44, 5, 658–73. 26. David Collins, ‘Has Tom Peters Lost the Plot? A Timely Review of a Celebrated Management Guru’, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 2008, 21, 3, 315–34. 27. John Saunders and Veronica Wong, ‘In Search of Excellence in the UK’, Journal of Marketing Management, 1985, 1, 119–37. 28. Terence R. Mitchell, ‘In Search of Excellence versus The 100 Best Companies to Work for in America: A Question of Perspective and Values’, Academy of Management Review, 1985, 10, 2, 350–5. 29. Donald J. Henz, ‘In Search of Excellence: The Lesson for Small Businesses’, SAM Advanced Management Journal, 1986, 51, 3, 29–35. 30. John W. Newstrom, ‘In Search of Excellence: Its Importance and Effects’, Academy of Management Executive, 2002, 16, 1, 53–6. 31. Michelle Clayman, ‘In Search of Excellence: The Investor’s Viewpoint’, Financial Analysts Journal, May–June 1987, 54–63. 32. Gary Meyer, ‘Helping Executives Apply Tom Peters’ Excellence Strategies’, Information Strategy: The Executive’s Journal, 1992, 9, 4, 31–4. 33. Andrzej Huczynski, ‘Historical Influences on the Adoption of Management Ideas’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 1993, 13, 8, 1 34. Owen Lipstein and James Mauro, ‘Tom Peters … and the Healthy Corporation’, Psychology Today, 1993, 26, 2, 56–61. 35. Bernard C. Reimann and Vasudevan Ramanujam, ‘Acting Versus Thinking: A Debate Between Tom Peters and Michael Porter’, Strategy & Leadership, 1994, 20, 2, 36–43. 36. Richard F. Barter Jr., ‘In Search of Excellence in Libraries: The Management Writings of Tom Peters and Their Implications for Library and Information Services’, Library Management, 1994, 15, 8, 4–15. 37. Rich Karlgaard and Michael Malone, ‘Tom Peters & George Gilder Debate the Impact of Technology on Location’, Forbes, 1995, 155, 5, 56–61. 38. Anshuman Prasad and J. Michael Cavanaugh, ‘Ideology and Demystification: Tom Peters and the Managerial (Sub-)Text-An Experiential Exploration of Critique and Empowerment in the Management Classroom’, Journal of Management Education, 1997, 21, 3, 309–24. 39. Bob Rosner, ‘Tom Peters Sounds Off’, Workforce, Aug. 2000, 56, 58–61. 40. ‘Tom Peters’ Top HR Strategies for Now and the Future’, Personnel Management, 2002, 2, 1, 5–7. 41. John W. Newstrom, ‘Making Work Fun: An Important Role for Managers’, SAM Advanced Management Journal, 2002, 7, 1, 4–8. 42. William C. Bogner, ‘Tom Peters on the Real World of Business’, Academy of Management Executive, 2002, 16, 1, 40–4. 43. Tony Bingham and Pat Galagan, ‘You Won’, T+D, Mar. 2006, 35–9. 44. ‘Tom Peters: Experiment Your Way to Excellence’, Healthcare Financial Management, 2008, 62, 5, 48–51. 45. Hugh M. Pattinson and Arch G. Woodside, ‘Capturing and (Re)Interpreting Complexity in Multi-firm Disruptive Product Innovations’, Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 2009, 24, 1, 61–76. 46. Leigh Elmore, ‘Personal BRANDING 2.0’, Women in Business, 2010, 62, 1, 12–14. 47. Stephen Bernhut, ‘Leader’s Edge: An Interview with Tom Peters’, Ivey Business Journal, 2010, 74, 4, 40–3.

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management  focuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.

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