Thomas J. Peters III: The Independent Institute

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Thomas J. Peters III
Thomas J. Peters III

Thomas J. Peters III is Founder and Chairman of the Tom Peters Company and a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University, and he is Co-Founder of Skunkworks Inc. and has served as Partner and Co-Founder of Organization Effectiveness Practice at McKinsey & Company. He has been called the "uber-guru of business" (Fortune and The Economist) and "the father of the post-modern corporation" (Los Angeles Times), and he was listed as one of the “100 most powerful people in Silicon Valley”) from 1965–2000.

Dr. Peters is the author of the international bestselling book, In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies (with Robert H, Waterman Jr.) plus such other bestsellers as A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference (with Nancy Austin); Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution; Liberation Management Necessary Disorganization for the Nanosecond Nineties; The Tom Peters Seminar: Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations; The Pursuit of WOW! Every Person’s Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times; The Circle of Innovation: You Can't Shrink Your Way to Greatness; The Brand You 50: Or Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand That Shouts Distinction; Commitment, and Passion!; The Project50: Fifty Ways to Transform Every “Task” into a Project That Matters! Re-imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age; The Professional Service Firm50: Fifty Ways to Transform Your “Department” into a Professional Service Firm Whose Trademarks are Passion and Innovation!; Essentials: Design, Innovate, Differentiate, Communicate; Leadership: Inspire, Liberate, Achieve; Design; Sixty: This I Believe; Trends: Recognize, Analyze, Capitalize (with Martha Barletta); Talent: Develop It, Sell It, Be It; and The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence.

He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from institutions that range from the University of San Francisco to the State University of Management in Moscow.