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Book Title: The Pursuit of Wow!: Every Person's Guide to Topsy-turvy Times|
The author of the book: Tom Peters
Edition: Random House Audio
Date of issue: June 13th 2006
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.5
ISBN 13: 9780739341711
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I really appreciated the format of this book. Covering a couple hundred points, Peters shares everything from one short quote to a couple of group discussions (for which the content is the transcript or key points presented as such).
There were a number of points that, while made years ago (the book was written in 1994) are still applicable. Certainly his iconoclastic perspective is refreshing, even now. I found a number of useful ideas. He makes good use of references to various other authors, and even includes a list of recommended reading in several categories.
After copying some of the points for me, my wife even suggested the book to our son. As I dogeared the pages I thought would be useful to me I also noticed that the last 1/3 of the book was much less dogeared than the first half. Rather than getting increasingly better, the content seemed to wane.
But it was still a good read.
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Read information about the authorBorn in Baltimore in 1942 "with a lacrosse stick in one hand and oars over my shoulder," Peters resided in California, mainly Silicon Valley (where he was on a list of "100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley"), from 1965–2000. Today, Peters and his wife Susan Sargent live on a 1,600-acre working farm, "always under construction," in Vermont. His two stepsons, Max and Ben Cooper, are "busy changing the world" in Telluride and Brooklyn respectively.
Peters is a civil engineering graduate of Cornell (B.C.E., M.C.E.), where he is included in the book The 100 Most Notable Cornellians and earned an MBA and Ph.D. in business at Stanford; he holds honorary doctorates from institutions that range from the University of San Francisco to the State University of Management in Moscow—and has been honored by dozens of associations in content areas such as management, leadership, quality, human resources, customer service, innovation, marketing, and design. In the U.S. Navy from 1966–1970, he made two deployments to Vietnam (as a combat engineer in the fabled Navy Seabees) and "survived a tour in the Pentagon." He was a White House drug-abuse advisor in 1973–74 and then worked at McKinsey & Co. from 1974–1981, becoming a Partner in 1979; he also co-founded McKinsey's now gargantuan Organization Effectiveness practice. Peters' chief avocations are "brushcutting in the summer, hiking in New Zealand in the winter, reading history books by the hundredweight, collecting weird friends, talking to cab drivers, visiting Venice and racing George Clooney in accumulating frequent flyer miles."