After a crazy busy summer with the FF50th, I am finally moving into my home office. In addition to finding my slide rule, I have rediscovered so many great books! Here are three great books from my personal library:
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt. The first book on Theory of Constraints. Very cleverly written as a novel, not as a text book. “In isolation yes, in combination no” is a lesson that I apply (successfully and profitably) over and over again.
Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming. Deming’s values and clear thinking provide timeless direction. Correctly categorizing variation (common cause vs special cause) keeps me out of a lot of trouble.
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury. This is a great book on how to get things done: focus on common interests, create win-win options, consider alternatives. Don’t leave home without a BATNA!
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