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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

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The national bestseller that offers prescriptions for an economic world turned upside down. A New York Times bestseller for eleven months.

30 review for Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management Revolution

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jack Perry

    This is not a casual business read. Rather this is for the serious business leader who can handle the challenges of dancing with traumatic changes in the way major companies do business-emerging markets, cheap foreign labor, trade deficits, niche markets. Tom Peters is a recognized guru on business excellence and management and the ability to love change, accept human resources as a major asset, stress quality and the use of building blocks as a strategy. The seven guiding premises are: 1-Creatin This is not a casual business read. Rather this is for the serious business leader who can handle the challenges of dancing with traumatic changes in the way major companies do business-emerging markets, cheap foreign labor, trade deficits, niche markets. Tom Peters is a recognized guru on business excellence and management and the ability to love change, accept human resources as a major asset, stress quality and the use of building blocks as a strategy. The seven guiding premises are: 1-Creating Total Customer Responsiveness 2-Pursuing Fast-Paced inovation 3-Achieving flexibility by Empowering People 4-Learning to Love Change 5-Buillding Systems for a World Turned Upside Down A guru forces the serious big company leaders to reinvent their companies.

  2. 4 out of 5

    David Roberts

    My first and favorite book on quality.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Paul Floyd

    Whilst there's a lot of good advice, and does seem to be all over the shop. For instance, we are advised to understaff to give workers a sense of job security, but to overstaff to pamper customers. Much is said of the state of business in the USA around 1987. Apple doesn't seem to have paid much attention to the advice. It has outsourced and its fortunes are largely based on gimmicky design rather than honest to honest to goodness following of customer needs. And yet Apple is the king of the cas Whilst there's a lot of good advice, and does seem to be all over the shop. For instance, we are advised to understaff to give workers a sense of job security, but to overstaff to pamper customers. Much is said of the state of business in the USA around 1987. Apple doesn't seem to have paid much attention to the advice. It has outsourced and its fortunes are largely based on gimmicky design rather than honest to honest to goodness following of customer needs. And yet Apple is the king of the castle.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    Though dated at times, the book distills years of research into essentials that still resonate today: customer service, developing niches, differentiating from the competition. The timeless themes involve the focus on the people involved (be they customers or employees) and empowering those “on the line” to deliver direct and applicable service.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Deborah

    Read years ago - giving books away

  6. 5 out of 5

    Peter Timson

    "Loved" this at the time - not so sure now.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Hebah Dwidari

    It was a bit boring but informative

  8. 4 out of 5

    Krishna Kumar

    Tom Peters makes a good statement when he says that most of the old management theory makes very little sense today because they belonged to a time when change was not so rapid. In this book, he provides various prescriptions for survival of the corporation. Most of what he says is basic common sense, yet it is amazing how many companies don't follow them. The only blemishes are that the book is a little outdated (written way back in 1988) and also has some minor inconsistencies with respect to Tom Peters makes a good statement when he says that most of the old management theory makes very little sense today because they belonged to a time when change was not so rapid. In this book, he provides various prescriptions for survival of the corporation. Most of what he says is basic common sense, yet it is amazing how many companies don't follow them. The only blemishes are that the book is a little outdated (written way back in 1988) and also has some minor inconsistencies with respect to resource allocation issues.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I was a charter member of the Tom Peters fan club during my "business" days. Unfortunately I never had the chance to work for an organization that glommed on to his ideas. Still, watching his seminars is always inspiring and fun, and his books, for the most part, are quenching sips at the business revolution kool-aid.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Robert Snow

    Went through the Telecommunication change in my business career; from copper to fiber, from analog to digital and from good management to poor management. This title is very apropos when it come to business, you must embrace change not only in your business, but also in your life. Otherwise you'll be swallowed up by both! A must book to read and to have on any managers desk.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Wayne G

    I gave this book to everyone on the management team in Washington County and used some of the theories as a blueprint for reorganzing the district and re-defining roles. The first chapter is a great description of the frontier mentality that was the underpinning of our country's business thinking... we assumed then (and in the Bush-think world CONTINUE to think) that resources are boundless

  12. 5 out of 5

    Víctor R. Ramos

    Tom Peters wrote this book more than twenty years ago and Thriving on Chaos is a classic now. Flexibility, Competitive Advantage, Productivity, Supply-Chain Management, Innovation, are some of the topics covered in the book. Much of what Peters talked about some years ago is happening today. Thriving on Chaos is sure to be a great read.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Burden

    If anyone has taken a marketing course you have probably had to read one of Tom Peters books. I 'm a big fan of Tom! He is simply the real guru of business everything.

  14. 4 out of 5

    James Pritchert

    Tom always delivers an excellent book on leadership. I really enjoy his writings and I try to read all of his books. I can highly recommend this to anyone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Frank Fish

    It was a so so book not one of his best.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lori Grant

    A should-read book on managing companies for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Leonard

    Still one of the best books around on understanding change management.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Hyam

    Great insights into change

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sampreeth

  20. 5 out of 5

    Scorpiodavid

  21. 5 out of 5

    David

  22. 5 out of 5

    Josh Hunt

  23. 5 out of 5

    'steve Kellogg

  24. 5 out of 5

    Olga

  25. 4 out of 5

    Putra Nironi

  26. 4 out of 5

    Luxor

  27. 5 out of 5

    Peter James

  28. 4 out of 5

    Harry Jordan

  29. 4 out of 5

    Dan Rust

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mostafa Hassan

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