Small Matters

February 19th, 2009

Small matters.

Enough said.

In my wind down from Tom Peters yesterday, the underlying theme was that small matters, it matters more now than ever before.

Focus on small things that result in behavioural differences.

For example he gave the case of:

“Docs, nurses make own checklists on whatever process-procedure they choose, Within weeks, average stay in ICU down 50%.  Source: Atul Gawande, “The Checklist” (New Yorker, 1210.07)”. (from Slide 74, download below)”

The next five years are going to be our defining legacy.  It is what we did during this time that we will remember.  

Download the slides from the Tom Peters blog, dig through them, print them out, there are lots of gems in there.

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2 Responses to “Small Matters”

  1. Peter Thomson Says:

    Looking fowards to your reflections on the event. When I saw Tom in 2005 I realised he was a speaker to be absorbed on reflection rather than instantly understood. Hope you captured some audio or video.

  2. Ben Young Says:

    Thanks Peter, yes he is, better upon reflection, I have an exclusive interview and a few hours of audio, which will be up as soon as i get them into a format to share 🙂

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