one of the "Top Three Business Books of the Century,"
and ranked as the "greatest business book of all time"
in a poll by Britain's Bloomsbury Publishing (2002).
Peters followed In Search of Excellence with a string of
international bestsellers: A Passion for Excellence (1985,
with Nancy Austin), Thriving on Chaos (1987), Liberation Management
(1992), acclaimed as the "Management Book of the Decade"
for the '90s, The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for
Crazy Organizations (1993), The Pursuit of WOW! (1994); The
Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness
(1997); and in 1999 a series of books on Reinventing Work:
The Brand You50, The Project50 and The Professional Service
In 2003 Peters and publisher Dorling-Kindersley released
the revolutionary book, Re-imagine: Business Excellence in
a Disruptive Age, an immediate no.1 international best seller,
which aims to do no less than re-invent the business book
through vibrant, energetic presentation of critical ideas.
His most recent publication highlights his major ideas in
a four-book series called Tom Peters' Essentials: Trends,
Leadership, Design, and Talent.
Two Tom Peters biographies have been published: Corporate
Man to Corporate Skunk: The Tom Peters Phenomenon and Tom
Peters: The Bestselling Prophet of the Management Revolution
(part of a four-book series of business biographies on Peters,
Bill Gates, Peter Drucker, and Warren Buffet).
In an in-depth analytic study released by Accenture's Institute
for Strategic Change in 2002, Peters was ranked no.2 among
the top 50 "Business Intellectuals," behind Michael
Porter and ahead of Peter Drucker.
Tom writes, reflects and then presents about 75 major seminars
each year, half outside the US. His other passion is creating
and participating in web-based and "live" radical
Fortune called Tom Peters the Ur-guru of management, and compares
him to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman
and H.L. Mencken. The Economist tagged him the Uber-guru;
and BusinessWeek's take on his "unconventional views"
led them to label him "business' best friend and worst
nightmare." In 2004 the Bloomsbury Press book Movers
and Shakers reviewed the contributions of 125 business and
management thinkers and practitioners, from Machiavelli and
JP Morgan to Peters and Jack Welch.
Its summary entry on Peters reads: "Tom Peters has probably
done more than anyone else to shift the debate on management
from the confines of boardrooms, academia, and consultancies
to a broader, worldwide audience, where it has become the
staple diet of the media and managers alike. Peter Drucker
has written more and his ideas have withstood a longer test
of time, but it is Peters as consultant, writer, columnist,
seminar lecturer, and stage performer whose energy,
style, influence, and ideas have shaped new management thinking."
"In no small part, what American corporations have become
is what Peters has encouraged them to be." The New Yorker
"We live in a Tom Peters world." Fortune