Posts Tagged ‘Tom Peters’

In search of the best run companies, but once that you find them are they the next dinosaurs ?

December 1, 2011

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The dinosaur as probably every kid by now knows were once the most mighty animals on the planet. Clearly when the conditions were right, they had the right strength. Once the conditions changed drastically they were not able to adapt.

In the 1980s, Tom Peters and Robert Watermann identified best performing companies but a decade later after the book was published 50% of these companies struggled which was way above the average rates of companies with performance problems.  (Reference: Edward Lawler, Christopher Worley: Built to Change, Page Preface XIV)

In the 1990s James Collins and Jerry Porras came up with a list of best performing companies in their book “Built to last”. Well guess what, a decade later 50% of those companies were struggling. Again way above market average. (Reference: Edward Lawler, Christopher Worley: Built to Change, Page Preface XIV)

You do not have to be a clairvoyant to predict what happened to the list of outperforming companies in the book “Good to Great” authored by Jim Collins and published at the beginning of 2001. Here as well over 50% of those companies struggled a decade later while market average was 30% of companies underperforming.

So what is the list for 2011  ?

Conclusion: If you take the three lists and look which companies are left and additionally list all the performance attributes that were revealed in these books you will have the list of dinosauric behaviour, the list of unsustainable performance.

It almost seems a rule of thumb. Each time the new role models of best run business emerge


Interesting Blog Posts around Development and Web 2.0

March 13, 2008


New: The Road To Financial Armageddon Series
Another interesting story about transformation. This time it is about personal cashflow management. How Trent Hamm managed to turn the looming bankruptcy of his family around and turn it into a sustainable financial success. Cashflow Management is key for any successful sustainable endeavour.

1) Web 2.0 in HCM
What it will do for Human Resources HR function ?

2) My prediction for 2008 – groupware is so cool
Why 2008 will be the year of web based groupware ?

3) Personal Learning Environments
What is are personal Learning Environments and what are their benefits ?

4) All about conferencing
What conference tools are around and what are their costs, etc ?

5) Personal Learning Environment for language learning
What does a Personal Learning Environment for language learning looks like ?
Fanatastic, this is just what I was looking for. This shows the state of the art in learning, wow . It also lists a very interesting free collaborative environment for language learning called MyHappyPlanet.

6) Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning
What are the future or emerging jobs in careers in social and collaborative learning ?

7) How to become  a professional blogger ?
This is a great post on professional development. I find this a very good description of how someone transitioned over years into professional blogging. A must read in my opinion.

8) The Ten Most Marketable Web Development Skills ?
What are the current marketable technical skills for a web developper ? This post was published in December 2007. For each technical skill the author listed links to relevant learning resources. Excellent!

9)e-Learning Reloaded: Top 50 Web 2.0 Tools for Info Junkies, Researchers & Students
How to collect all your notes, lists, links, etc. online for free ? How to get 1GB free storage space ? How to create free mindmaps and flowcharts collaboratively ? And many more interesting helpers….

10) How Tom Peters is using a wiki to collect real life management stories ?
Another example on how to collect collabaretively knowledge continuously for your
You want to know about the management guru Tom Peters, check out his Blog.

11) 1000 True Fans
What does it take to build a sustainable living online ? Article by Kevin Kelly, founder executive editor of Wired News.
How this would translate into a winning strategy in making a living through teaching online is explored by Brian clark in his article: A 20-Step Process For Finding Your 1,000 True Fans.

12) Doing Business in Second Life (A Virtual World)
How people make a real living in a virtual environment ? These are one of these emerging jobs that did not exist just a couple of years ago.

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