Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tom Peters Blog (self-help)



AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Tom Peters Blog, by Tom Peters


BLOG DESCRIPTION: Author and speaker Tom Peters shares his views on Excellence in business.

MY REVIEW: Tom Peters is a major name in the self-help field, I know, but I'm afraid I couldn't get really enthusiastic about any of his posts. I wanted in-depth information and suggestions, not just superficial comments. There were a few good posts, but most, not so much.

It's a commercial blog, which means there are frequent plugs for his book, and for his Twitter account. I don't really have a problem with that, you've got to market all the time to stay in the public eye. But frankly, I found Zen Habits more helpful.

Sample post
(Which I actually find difficult to believe, but it would be nice if true)
From my de facto Bible, Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's Half the Sky:

"[A study] focused on television's impact on rural India. Robert Jensen of Brown University and Emily Oster of the University of Chicago found that after cable television arrived in a village, women gained more autonomy—such as the ability to leave the house without permission and the right to participate in household decisions. There was a drop in the number of births ... wife-beating became less acceptable, and families were more likely to send daughters to school." (A similar study in Brazil produced similar results. A new TV network featured soap operas, which became wildly popular, starring empowered women with few children. Again, birth rates sagged, especially among women "of lower socioeconomic status.")

Interesting, eh?

--An Amateur's View of Social Media, Circa May 2010, Disorganized Musings
--Memorial Day 2010
--New Video: Tom Talks About Excellent Organizations as Cathedrals
--Cupcakes Revisited
--It's All About the Relationships! Duh!

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