Tom Peters – you can’t keep a good man down

Waddya know? Tom Peters is going to publish a new book. It should be out in February 2010, and it will be based on his last five years of blogging. (Relax – he’s on his fourth rewrite. It’s not just a collection of blog posts.) The theme? The “little big things” that matter – i.e. if you pay some attention to enough of the apparent minutiae of life at work you will do a lot better. Maybe he should have called it “Do sweat the small stuff”.

I am particularly surprised about this development, however, because when we met for lunch last year and I asked him whether he was going to write another book, Tom replied: “God, I hope not!” But maybe at the back of his mind the idea was stirring even then.

It’s certainly a very 2010 idea. Good luck Tom.

About the authors

Stefan Stern writes a column on Tuesdays on management. He is winner of the 2010 Towers Watson award for excellence in HR journalism, and has previously won awards from the Work Foundation and the Management Consultancies Association.

Ravi Mattu is the editor of Business Life, the FT's management features section, and a former editor of the Mastering Management series. He joined the FT in 2000 from Prospect magazine

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