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Chasing the Rabbit: How Market Leaders Outdistance the Competition and How Great Companies Can Catch Up and Win

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-03-09
[amazon asin=B001JAHF30&template=iframe image] Author: Steven Spear Publication Date: 2008 Book Description: What's the key message? Steven Spear's years of observing Toyota and his studies of other companies, both successes and failures, have led him to distill a set of principles organizations can use to be more successful. Spear indicates that Read More

The Halo Effect

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 09-06-08
[amazon asin=0743291255&template=iframe image] Author: Phil Rosenzweig Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? The most popular and inspiring books on business success, like "Good to Great," "Authentic Leadership," and "In Search of Excellence," are based on faulty research and conclusions, says Phil Rosenzweig, formerly on the faculty of Read More

Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvements

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[amazon asin=0873896890&template=iframe image] Author: George Alukai & Anthony Manos Publication Date: 2006 Book Description: What's the key message? This book is published by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and is based on the authors' work developing and delivering a two-day course in lean enterprise and an additional one-day course Read More

Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management

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[amazon asin=0978638751&template=iframe image] Author: Taiichi Ohno, translated by Jon Miller Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? Taiichi Ohno's Workplace Management was directly written by Taiichi Ohno, founder of the Toyota Production System. Many of his writings were transcriptions and interpretations of the man himself, leaving the reader Read More

Kaizen and the Art of Creative Thinking

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[amazon asin=1897363591&template=iframe image] Author: Shigeo Shingo Publication Date: 2007 Book Description: What's the key message? Kaisen and the Art of Creative Thinking is a new translation of a book Dr. Shingo wrote in 1958, but there is nothing outdated about it. Simple on the surface, the book may take several Read More

The Toyota Way Fieldbook

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[amazon asin=0071448934&template=iframe image] Author: Jeffrey K. Liker and David Meier Publication Date: 2006 Book Description: What's the key message? While Jeffrey Liker's book The Toyota Way was an examination of the 14 Principles of the Toyota Way, it was not an explicit "how to" guide at a tactical level.  This Read More

JIT Factory Revolution

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[amazon asin=0915299445&template=iframe image] Author: Hiroyuki Hirano Publication Date: 1988 Book Description: What's the key message? This book, almost 20 years old, is a lost gem. It is not the most thorough or insightful book on lean, but it is clear, focused and has a heavy use of pictures. Over 200 Read More

Beyond Budgeting

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[amazon asin=1578518660&template=iframe image] Author: Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser Publication Date: 2003 Book Description: What's the key message? Beyond Budgeting attempts to take on the problems that most companies face when setting budget targets and monitoring performance. Among the problems detailed: Always negotiate the lowest targets and the highest rewards Always Read More

No Excuses Leadership

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[amazon asin=0471488038&template=iframe image] Author: Brace E. Barber Publication Date: 2004 Book Description: What's the key message? No Excuse Leadership is a book that leverages the direct experience of the author as a U.S. Army Ranger and the experiences of other Rangers. This book is one filled with stories, directly from Read More

Lean Solutions

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[amazon asin=0743277783&template=iframe image] Author: James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones Publication Date: 2005 Book Description: What's the key message? Lean Solutions is about the waste seen through the eyes of the consumer. By viewing the problems and complaints of consumers, you can find new ways to capture value. Through Read More