Category Archives: Business

The Goal – Chapter 06

Chapter 6 takes us back to the plant, where our narrator meets with his controller to re-evaluate financial numbers.  Then he returns late to home where he misses his daughter and finds a disappointed wife.  The chapter closes back at … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 05

“They’re out there renting warehouses to store all the crap they’re buying so cost-effectively.”  Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 02 – Defining Process

A page by page review of the highlights of Chapter 2 of Goldratt’s classic, “The Goal” which introduces the Theory of Constraints. #toc Continue reading

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Apple’s Watch – Offense or Defense?

Apple’s watch is the future of the company.  The watch will shrink in size, radio quality will improve, capabilities will grow and eventually watch revenues will pass the iPhone. No, no, no. Apple’s watch is a defensive play. Look for … Continue reading

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Five criteria for picking winning industrial / manufacturing technologies

5 criteria for picking winning industrial technologies Continue reading

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Trust: “We’re not following rules, but expect you to.”

There are many great political and social points in Catton’s histories of the American Civil War.  In his 1961 book The Coming Fury, he discusses how Southern plantation authors were going to Union generals and asking to have their slaves returned. … Continue reading

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“What does it take to be CEO?” Reflections a year after leaving.

The question caught me off guard. My interviews after resigning in October ‘16 were split between pure startups (IoT, Industrial, Fiber and Filtration related mostly), where having had the CEO title was enough, and bigger companies / past customers (mostly … Continue reading

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