Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Speaking out - Tom Peters, Management Guru

Magazine article Management Today

Brain Food: Speaking out - Tom Peters, Management Guru

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At 61, Tom Peters is the guru's guru. For 30 years he has been touring the world, expounding his theories on excellence in business in the hope that others will succeed. He remains undimmed in his iconoclastic enthusiasm, but cuts a fuller figure than when he first embarked on his voyage of enlightenment. As he strode among his audience of 350, many were fascinated not by what he had to say but by his turn-ups, flapping at half-mast.

He needs a more forgiving tailor.

For most speakers, filling 10 minutes can be daunting; Peters was planning to fill a day. How does he do it? Well, it's clear he reads assiduously: newspaper and magazine articles form the basis of his presentation. And he breaks all the rules - wordy slides using disastrous colour combinations, which he reads out in full, adding his commentary on each point. His first session was a little overwritten but he warmed up as he progressed. …

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