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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: FIN, Chapter 27 – “The Contingency Plan”
Rules of Flow Resolution: Marc learns of his father’s illness and is given the company to run. Continue reading
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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 26 – “How to Get Started”
Silver identifies that the ultimate constraint in an organization is leadership time and their ability to focus attention on the highest value opportunities. Continue reading
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Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 25 – “Lead Time is Getting Shorter”
Snap back to realityOh, there goes gravity – Eminem “Lose Yourself” Big moves in the plot! Marc gets a call for “Mr. Wilson” and accepts it, but it was really a call to his father and now Marc knows that … Continue reading
Goldratt’s Rules of Flow: Chapter 11 – “The Misconception About Starting Early”
[If you haven’t read the original version of The Goal – it’s a better book. Here’s a chapter-by-chapter video summary, and a <60 second summary too.] Pages 61 – 66 Isaac, Marc’s father, hears from a customer that the company’s … Continue reading
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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How to Win Friends and Influence People: Chapter 0a – Why was this book written?
This book bounces along with catchy stories and pacing – a page by page summary makes sharing Carnegie’s insights a delight. I smiled writing this and at the thought of the reader doing the same. Continue reading
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The Goal – Chapter 22 – Constraint Tactics
[The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints.][Watch a video summary of Chapter 22.] This chapter starts and ends at the plant. Most of the dialog is about pragmatic implementation of … Continue reading
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New or Better?
When new technologies arise there is a real desire to create a Disruptive Product(TM), to focus on the new and to avoid simply making a better version of the current market leader. Don’t fall into that trap. It is almost … Continue reading
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Industrial Business Models – Choice #1
Hardware is dead. Hardware is booming. Hardware is hard and no one should do it. Hardware is different. Hardware is the same. IoT, IIoT and additive manufacturing attract attention to heavy industry – where a thing is being produced and … 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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