Tom Peters – “How long does it take to become excellent?”

[…] Somebody asked Thomas Watson, Sr., the senior member of the Watson family that effectively founded IBM. They said, “Mr. Watson, how long does it take to become excellent?” And Mr. Watson purportedly said, “A minute.” This was years before The One Minute Manager. Somebody said, “A minute?” And he said, “Yes. It is a personal commitment to yourself that you will never again do anything that is not excellent.” And that’s what it’s about, one minute at a time. […]

(from Excellence Always June 2008 at tompeters.com)

Wow, very powerful.

So simple.

Sooo simple.

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