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Tom Peters, live blogging from Bucharest.
9:52 – Clyde Prestowitz wrote a good book, no need to read it, just the title: 3bn bew capitalists (think China)
10:01 – there is only one solution: Inovation
10:02- You (romania) are not going to beat china in costs
10:03 – what happens after China? More China!
10:05 – there is no difference between romanian schools, german schools, british schools
10:10 – the smartest people aren’t the best; the ebst are those more resposible to change
10:19 – Taiwan – chic branding; New Zealand – Design excellence – everybody wants out of the low cost image, because of China
10:20 – we can’t survive playing the same game we’ve been playing for the past 25 years
10:32 – South eastern europte has better prospects than Germany or france
10:36 – on entrepreneurship – if you run a mercedes at age 15, is less likely you’ll start a caompany
10:42 – giant companies don’t work; giant companies are awful
10:46 – I learnt only 4 things in 40 years (one a decade):
– 6:15 AM – the earliest presentation I had out of 2.400 – at GE
10:54 – to innovate, hang up with people that are not like you; angry customers, strange competitors, crazy employees help you innovate
11:12 – if you spend 80% of time on doing better what you did yesterday, you’ll never innovate
11:15 – reward excellent failures. Punish mediocre successes.
11:32 – sales is all there is in life
12:21- Do things before you’re ready, and then adjust
12:36 – EU has 850.00 pages of regulation, no wonder it has a problem with entrepreneurship
12:37 – Brussels scares the hell out of me, with all its buildings and people
12:39 – stupid questions TOm has to answer: where is EU going in 10 years, what do you think about Bush administration…
13:02 – Being 5 years ahead is fantastic, but it can hurt the P&L
13:15 – miling the cash cow is over because it means milking the old cow
13:21 – be relevant to your community, don’t copmpare yourself to the giants
13:22 – Being dramatically different wins
13:24 – There is nothing easier in the world than beating a giant company (think local)
13:31 – resillience is important (hmm… just heard the same thing on a recent CAlacanis podcast)
13:44 – my goal is to not work with anybody who ins’t the best in the world
13:57 – each department (hr, finance etc) should see itself as a comany, with goals and positionng and everything, competing with professional services companies eager to get the outsource business
14:06 – if you think it doesn’t matter what you do at work (where you spend most of your time), you’re stupid (think excellence)
14:11 – IBM managed to transform from a company that makes boxes in a comany that sells ideas (IBM Global Services – $55bn / year)
14:08 – Customer satisfaction is wrong, we don’t want to make them smile. CUSTOMER SUCCESS is key.
14:14 – think gamechanging solutions
15:26 – branding is the answer to the simple question: who are we? what’s the dream?
15:27 – who’s got the best story wins
15:43 – there are 2 giant world markets worth trillions of dollars:
1) women. Women buy everything. Women tahe 83% of all consumer purchases.
– still women complain they’re being treated as brainless when they go shopping
2) baby boomers (people born between 1946-1964) and geezers (older than boomers)
16:11 – guys are into things, women are into relationships
16:21 – women are better in sales, because they’re good at relationships
16:33 – entrepreneruship should be taught in schoool; our schools teaches kids to become the german army
16:43 – leaders aren’t the best strategists; they hire the best strategists
16:46 – there is no training in the history of the world that can train somebody to be enthusiastic
16:49 – the 3 most important words of a leader are: “I DON’T KNOW”
16:54 – Live your story
16:55 – how do I convince people to be more entrepreneurial? By being more entrepreneurial.
16:56 – what you need is a TO DON’T LIST
16:57 – calendars do not lie – you=your calendar (no matter of what you think you are)
17:00 – “you can only find oil if you drill wells” – from the best oil finder in the world
17:03 – never hire a person who doesn’t have enthusiasm. never-ever-ever-ever
17:12 – “the greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it” – Michelangelo
17:16 – it is much better to be in ROmania, than in Germany on the US – because here you have all the possibilities