Studies suggest that as many as 50 percent of white collar jobs are at risk to, in particular, artificial intelligence in the next 10-20 years. What is the character of enterprises, if any, that will take full advantage of uniquely human traits associated with innovation and sterling customer experiences and thrive – and create rather than destroy jobs – in this new world order? Among other things, Peters will emphasize the overwhelmingly important role of SMEs/Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the questionable contributions of giant firms.
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence – the book that changed the way the world does business, and often tagged as the best business book ever, Sixteen books and almost thirty years later, he’s still at the forefront of the ‘management guru industry’ he single-handedly invented. As CNN said: ‘While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all its worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself’.
His most recent effort, released in March 2010: The Little BIG Things: 163 Ways to Pursue Excellence. Tom’s bedrock belief: ‘Execution is strategy – it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory’.