100 ways? I'm not even sticking around for #3...
The "100 Ways to Succeed/Make Money" blog by Tom Peters is horrendous.
I signed up for the daily email expecting great things from a Daily Lit suggested writer. Unfortunately, the first installment was dis-conjointed and COMPLETELY annoying and useless. I wanted to unsubscribe immediately, but decided to give it one more day to see if Mr. Peters was working out a few kinks. No such luck. The second installment was just as bad (how many exclamation points can one grown man use?!?) and his "advice" comes across as something he conjured up while sitting on the toilet that morning. I am un-subscribing from his scatter-brained, public tirade and will be less enthusiastic to sign-up for another Daily Lit program in the future.
that's tom for you, you either like him or hate him, i fell in love with his writing back in the 90s, for some reason when he says things they resonate better than other boring textbooks.
Jun 9, 2008 5:48 pm
I agree with you (I happen to love him!). He's incredibly energetic and motivating in person. Hard to believe that he's in his 60s and can run circles around me who's half his age :)
Jun 15, 2008 3:08 pm
I am in the category of loving him. I have listened to his Re-Imagine audiobook at least ten times and always get more insight each time. He really makes you think. Yes, his style is not normal, but with what he has done for business writing he has earned the right.
Jun 16, 2008 9:50 pm
Bush should be impeached for human rights violaions. it sickens me to see any people associated with Bush used as role models for anything. (Roger Ailes, Karen Hughes, Karl Rove and Fox news!)
I'm suspending subscription to this one. Its morally offensive to me.
Jun 16, 2008 10:32 pm
Some people choose to accept narrow lessons from people they don't in-general respect. Others choose to discount any signal coming from someone for whom they've flipped the bozo (or evil) bit.
Of course, even if you learn a lesson from a bozo, you don't have to give them public credit. But that has its own weird side-effects, too...
Jun 17, 2008 10:18 pm
There will be books written about the Bush administration which will make it clear what they have done. I hope Americans will read those books and learn. Scott McClellan is the first and will not be the last. This has been a dark time in American history and still many Americans are oblivious. Many Americans have been manipulated though and the full understanding of the war and the torture of innocent people is still not acknowledged in America. And many in power, including Democrats and people in the news media, knew what was happening and did not stand up.
Jun 18, 2008 8:17 am
There is a saying that goes more or less like this: "Look at what was said, not he who said it". No one is perfect, and wisdom can be gotten from anyone, including one's staunchest enemy.
Jun 20, 2008 4:18 am
It is a shame others, apparently, are not interested in this book and its topics. I for one would be interested if others believe that each project should begin with a "DREAM" and how they go about doing that. Or even what their "MESSAGE" is. This is interesting no matter where it comes from.
Jul 4, 2008 7:00 pm
I'm finding this book to be very, very tough going. I know Mr Peters is a popular writer and speaker, and he does have some attractive things to say AND I feel 'hard sold' to, like I'm supposed to enjoy this when it's 60% fluff. Like biting into a chocolate to find that it's only something else, chocolate-covered. This might say a lot about me. I noticed when people reviewed my book, my most frequent comment was, "What book did you read?" I'm wondering what book I'm reading. (It reads like a blog compendium...)
Jul 7, 2008 12:49 pm
@daschmaltz it reads like a blog compendium because it *is* a compendium of blog posts! In fact, if you check out his blog, http://www.tompeters.com/ you'll see additional "100 Ways to Succeed" posts.
Jul 8, 2008 3:04 am
There does seem to be a good deal of fluff, but there are some gems that can be found. I am to do a session on 'story telling' early next month and found today's post very timely.
Jul 8, 2008 8:32 pm
I gave up on this one but I might read it. Seemed more like "100 things I thunk about before I had my morning coffee."
Oct 8, 2008 12:29 am
I'm nearly done, and nothing really earth shattering. Like Peters himself, I could take it or leave it.
Oct 14, 2008 11:39 pm
Not signing up for a fine book because you once read one you found foul certainly won't help you find a hundred ways that work for you.
Jan 17, 2009 8:18 pm
All kind of those books don't work.
Oct 31, 2009 12:08 pm