I have posted before about Tom Peters before, and he is someone I really admire. In reviewing some of his materials I came across the "Dozen Business Truths" below. Mr. Peters isn't about doing things the way that have always been done. I like his approach to business and it fits right in with cutting edge project management practices.
Successful Businesses' Dozen Truths: Tom Peter's 30-Year Perspective
1. Insanely Great & Quirky Talent
2. Disrespect for Tradition
3. Totally Passionate (to the Point of Irrationality) Belief in What We Are Here to Do
4. Utter Disbelief at the BS that Marks "Normal Industry Behavior"
5. A Maniacal Bias for Execution and Utter Contempt for Those Who Don't "Get It"
6. Speed Demons
7. Up or Out. (Meritocracy Is Thy Name. Sycophancy Is Thy Scourge)
8. Passionate Hatred of Bureaucracy
9. Willingness to Lead the Customer... and Take the Heat Associated Therewith. (Mantra: Satan Invented Focus Groups to Derail True Believers)
10. "Reward Excellent Failures. Punish Mediocre Successes"
11. Courage to Stand Alone on One's Record of Accomplishment Against All the Forces of Conventional Wisdom
12. A Crystal Clear Understanding of Story (Brand) Power