The Little BIG Things video series at YouTube, comes to an end with this, the 80th video. It features Tom's favorite lesson from In Search of Excellence: Managing by Wandering Around. On the blog on tompeters.com, on 5 October 2004, Tom tells the story of Bob Waterman and him preparing to go on the Today show, and flipping a coin to decide which of them would mention this one of their eight basics. From observations at ("a much smaller, more intimate") Hewlett-Packard, they discovered this important management tool: get out and see (and be seen by) the people doing the work. In this last TLBT video, Tom relates how Starbucks' Howard Schultz religiously sticks to the practice.
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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