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Tom Miller

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  • Harvard Business School Thoughts: 3 Peter Drucker titles and 4 more! (Seven Audiobook Collection)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Peter F. Drucker, Amar V. Bhide, Deaver Brown
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
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    Three Peter Drucker titles, Managing Oneself, What Makes an Effective Executive?, and The Discipline of Innovation; two by Professor Amar Bhide formerly of Harvard Business School and now at Columbia Business School, Bootstrap Finance and Hustle as Strategy. The final two by Deaver Brown, Harvard Business School Graduate, Simpler & Cheaper: Henry Ford to Google and the timely Free Agent: No Employee World.

    Tom Miller says: "Cheaper by the dozen"
    "Cheaper by the dozen"
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    This collection of 7 audio files includes a variety of points of view and levels of production values. If you were to buy all 7 individually it would cost about a buck more total. None of these are a waste of time. Some are more tightly cohesive in their narratives than others. Some are presented better than others.

    The topics are lead successfully by Peter Drucker's articles. But do not expect all of the articles to reflect Peter Drucker's point of view. They don't.

    Some of these articles are more like essays than concise business articles.

    There is good content and varied points of view here. Take a listen, you might take away a new view point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simpler & Cheaper: Henry Ford to Google, Making Your Business Work for You

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 2 mins)
    • By Deaver Brown
    • Narrated By Deaver Brown
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    In a world where goods are cheaper, where communication is simpler through advances in technology, what is the best way to limit your overhead and keep your costs down? How do you make your business work for you? In only 60 minutes of conversation and instruction learn the answer to this question from the author of The Entrepreneur's Guide and and co-founder of the Umbroller Stroller Company, the first folding baby stroller. These are the subjects covered.

    Tom Miller says: "Business process Improvement without the jargon"
    "Business process Improvement without the jargon"
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    This is a straight forward exposition of how to improve your business processes without the use of the jargon of Lean Six Sigma or Japanese words. I can't think of a single manager or business owner who might not get some useful ideas from this recording

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, Jeff Cox
    • Narrated By Linda Weber
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    Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes Velocity the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

    Matthew says: "A 6 Sigma Book that Doesn't Put You to Sleep"
    "A business novel!"
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    I bought this audio book in the company of 2 others, “The Peter Drucker Lectures” and “The McKinsey Mind.” I was not aware it was a novel at that time. I am not un-happy with the result.
    I got a light exposition of the classical big business Lean Six Sigma implementation in comparison and contrast to “The Theory of Constraints” set in a mostly manufacturing context. This novel is another example of that long history of novels that were written by the likes of George Orwell and Aldous Huxley that explore and/or expound on a particular philosophical point of view. It also has the advantage of being that apparently rare sub-genre the “business novel.”
    If you have no exposure to either Lean Six Sigma or the Theory of Constraints this is probably the most painless way to get an introduction to either. You will need to do significant additional reading on both topics before you will be able to appreciate all the details that are both included and left out of any of the 3 methodologies.
    While Lean and Six Sigma are often lumped together and do “get along” with each other pretty decently as I understand it, Lean has its own quality control methods that are not the same as Six Sigma. So if the improvement in quality that comes directly out of the manufacturing re-design of Lean are not sufficient then the quality improvement methods of Six Sigma can be applied.
    As far as I can understand it, it is the Lean manufacturing re-design towards a “balanced” production line/system and the Theory of Constraints aimed towards a designed Constrained production line/system are where the two theories part in their goals to improve production. I will leave you to decide which one is supported by “the evidence.”
    I will note that a WSJ article I just googled says that LSS is currently failing 60% of the time. I am going to assume they are talking about the classic top-down big business implementation that has huge up front costs and the results that take years. The version of LSS described in the novel is the classic top-down big business implementation. There doesn’t seem to be an equivalent article for the TOC available under “TOC failure rates” so I can’t compare. So let me offer principles: “You are entitled to your own opinion. You are not entitled to your own data” Senator/Professor Patrick Moynihan and “Speak truth to Power” (lots of researchers to lots of decision-makers).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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