In Search of Excellence – Tom Peters comes to Karachi!


Well. This was a scheduled post, and will be my last piece of news on the forum.

Tom Peters, the man who co-authored business-literature phenomena “In Search of Excellence” is scheduled to speak in Karachi on April 18, 2006. Young professional and others in Karachi, if you can afford him or get a scholarship from anyone (ask and you may get!), go listen to Tom. He is outspoken, brilliant, and completely mind-changing.

He may be a welcome agent of change for Karachi!

More information is available on

8 Comments so far

  1. yo yo (unregistered) on March 28th, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

    Has anyone gone to one of these?

    I did and it was mostly social engineering and morale boosting CRAP.

    Not one SOLID lead I could profit on.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 12:32 am

    If you can afford to attend – then I would strongly recommend you to participate – the entrace fee is a whopping 30 grand, but certainly well worth it. Tom Peters is an amazing motivational speaker. I have not personally heard him, but follow his website very regularly

    I give the lecture a big Thumbs UP

  3. yo yo (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 1:18 am

    Teeth can you share any of your personal experience with this guy which helped you in anyway?

  4. Ramla A. (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 2:28 am

    I have only known Tom through his books and his website. His ideas have inspired me, and there are moments when I thought it was just a red-colored exaggeration.

    However, on the balance and once I put his ideas into practice (for instance on the project, which used a model of distributed help through wiki), I have found him immensely useful. I have used his teaching to understand MY understanding of business, my work, etc.

    I taught some of Tom’s ideas alongside mine in my graduate school classes – and students have reported real results. My students are usually SME owners, and a few are professionals. I take specific feedback: what happened? what do you remember from the class? where did you apply it? What was the result?

    Based on my experience: recommended. Based on the fee: a damper! But scholarships are available if one asks for them! The school of leadership charged 35K per head for the Young Leader’s Conference, and sometimes upto 80% of the participants are fully sponsored by benevolent companies and their own organizations.

  5. Ramla A. (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 2:31 am

    Just for reference: In 2004 the Young Leaders’ Conference had around 230 participants. Most of them (at least above 50%) were fully sponsored by companies – mostly not their own. Some organizations such as The News/ Jang Group gave scholarships as results of quiz contests. And some young people from interior sindh and upper north areas were able to attend thanks to the support of benevolent institutes.

    Hopefully, something of this sort can be arranged for interested participants for the TP conference.

  6. yo yo (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

    RAMLA…In academics Mr peter might be famous and considered a person buzzing with ideas.

    But what I dont understand about these high profile speakers/ magazines is that why cant they give me some thing solid to make money on. Why cant they tell me tricks of actual trade. Just like a “Memon” teaches his kid succesful business.

    It feels like speakers like these make money using their name and give out morale boosting talk. But I can get that from my mom and dad.

  7. Ramla A. (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

    It’s a matter of opinion and choice. You are right that Tom’s approach is not “how-to,” but more “big picture.” If how-to is what we are looking for, Tom may not be the best choice. If I want to learn gardening and end up in a cooking class, or even a nuclear medicine class – it’s a waste for me.

    But for those who are into the big picture, Tom is one of the finest speakers and motivators of the world. May be that’s why a good khalqat-e-khuda listens to him?

  8. YO YO (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 8:02 pm

    You are right its a matter of choice.

    Maybe I will become TOM too after my first million $$$.

    Give out PATs on the Back and stuff my pockets with GREEN paper.

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