July 27, 2006
News & Opinion: Tom Peters' Management Book of the Century
If you follow Tom Peters, you know you'll get alot of big statements and exclamation marks.
Peters has declared Adams vs Jefferson: The Tumultous Election of 1800 his management book of the century.
"The point of the title of the Post and thus the anointment of the Adams-Jefferson book is that it is the clearest snapshot-recitation of this raging war over the distribution of power, the nature of man and the effectiveness of enterprises that I've ever read. The author also manages to keep the tension high, Clancy-like even. Though I know my history, at this point, two-thirds of the way through the book, I'm not sure whether Jefferson, following an apparent, paper-thin electoral victory, will be allowed to take office as the terrified "centralists" (Federalists, remember) struggle, somewhat akin to 2000, to retain their hold on, even then, the presidency and Principal Seat of Power."
I'll let you read the whole post to get his full excitement over the book.
About Dylan Schleicher
Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.