Tom Peters was born on November 7, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He attended Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering. He then studied business at Stanford Business School, where he received an MBA and Ph.D. degrees. From 1974 to 1981 he worked for the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. In 1981, he left to become an independent consultant. He is best known as the co-author of one of the biggest bestsellers in management - together with Robert H. Waterman, Jr., they wrote a book “In Search of Excellence” (1982), which has sold around 6 million copies.
The book introduced one of the most famous concepts of critical success factors - McKinsey 7S model.
Related terms and methods:
Related management field: