The Excellence Dividend

Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

This week’s book summary is The Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters.

Peters doesn’t disappoint with this “sequel” to his In Search of Excellence book that was considered groundbreaking. Where In Search of Excellence focused on the eight principles of management that created 43 of America’s best companies in the 1980’s, The Excellence Dividend focuses on the practice or discipline of excellence itself.

My takeaway from this book is Peters’ mindset that he summarizes with the statement; “Excellence is the next five minutes.” Basically, anyone can do average. We must differentiate ourselves by being excellent!

Peters says we can exude excellence by considering simple things like:

Stay on Top of your Work

Helping leaders navigate marketplace complexities and build successful and lasting organizations

This week’s book summary is actually a podcast link. I was recently featured on TimeCamp’s “Stay on Top of your Work Podcast” episode #15! Check it out here and let me know what you think in the comments below!

 

 

Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2018:

  1. Tim O’Reilly’s Whats the Future and Why Its Up to Us
  2. Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art
  3. Timothy Ferriss’ Tribe of Mentors
  4. Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman!
  5. Bernadette Jiwa’s Hunch

 


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The Attackers Advantage

Turning Uncertainty into Breakthrough Opportunities

This week’s book review is The Attacker’s Advantage by Ram Charan


Uncertainty must be used as a competitive advantage by businesses and business leaders in today’s marketplace. Charan explains uncertainty and how structural uncertainty is causing market upheavals that will inevitably impact all businesses. Some businesses like Netflix recognize and take advantage of a structural uncertainty while other businesses like Blockbuster do not and are destroyed.