Category Archives: Theory

Sun Tzu’s The Art of War: Chapter 04 Tactical Dispositions

Screens 190 – 217 In ‘Waging War‘ Sun Tzu told us that the point was to win, and to win quickly.  In ‘Attack by Stratagem‘ the primary point of strategy was to know your own capabilities and that of the … Continue reading

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Carnegie 21.3.12: How to Win Friends and Influence People -PRINCIPLE 12 Throw down a challenge.

Carnegie 21.3.12: How to Win Friends and Influence People -PRINCIPLE 12 Throw down a challenge. Pages 228 – 231 Appeal to people’s nobler vision (as called out in Principle 10), and then enlist them in the challenge of achieving it.  … Continue reading

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Carnegie 04.2.1: How to Win Friends and Influence People – PRINCIPLE 1 Become genuinely interested in other people – “Do This and You’ll Be Welcome Anywhere”

The chapter title is, “Do This and You’ll Be Welcome Anywhere”, which Carnegie answers with – PRINCIPLE 1 Become genuinely interested in other people. Best Quote(s) “I love my audience. I love my audience.” “I love being here,” is a … Continue reading

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The Goal Best Summary

Alex fixes his troubled plant with the help of his mentor, Jonah, who uses the Socratic method to explain a problem solving system.  The method they use is the Theory of Constraints that was created by the author – Eliyahu … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 35 – Prediction and Practice

We enter the chapter sitting with Rogo’s team in a meeting to prepare him for his next role in a promotion.  As noted in Chapter 34 – this really feels like a luxury in 2018! Highlights “His classification gave him the … 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

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