"Community organizing is all about building grassroots support. It's about identifying the people around you with whom you can create a common, passionate cause. And it's about ignoring the conventional wisdom of company politics and instead playing the game by very different rules."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Tom Peters on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Tom Peters on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Tom Peters on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Tom Peters on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Tom Peters on Joseph Stalin
"Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me, Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You."
"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures."
"Excellent firms don't believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change."
"Communication is everyone's panacea for everything."
"Stop being conned by the old mantra that says, 'Leaders are cool, managers are dweebs.' Instead, follow the Peters Principle: Leaders are cool. Managers are cool too!"
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