Womack and Jones, the authors of The Machine That Changed the World and creators of the "lean enterprise" theory, take leanness to the next step with a focus on what the customer really wants, not what it is possible to get him to accept. This is the management book for the next business generation.
"Aaaargh, get the book instead"
It's time to open your eyes to the freeing power of authentic grace - grace that releases us from trying to earn God's favor, grace that liberates from the tyranny of trying to please others, grace that empowers us to pursue authentic holiness. That's what the theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin did in their own day for the people around them. Time magazine recently dubbed Calvinism as one of the top-10 ideas changing the world right now.
This book - the first comprehensive transatlantic history of the rise of neoliberal politics - presents a surprising answer. Based on archival research and interviews with leading participants in the movement, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy under Reagan and Thatcher and in the decades since. Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there was nothing inevitable about the victory of free-market politics.
"Biased - Good and Bad"
In their best-selling business classic Lean Thinking, James Womack and Daniel Jones introduced the world to the principles of lean production, principles for eliminating waste during production. Now, in Lean Solutions, the authors establish the groundbreaking principles of lean consumption, showing companies how to eliminate inefficiency during consumption.
"Great ideas with customer focus"
Turns out that The Bitch In the House was only half the story. Daniel Jones, husband of Cathi Hanauer, has rallied the men for the "literary equivalent of The Full Monty," in which a group of thoughtful, passionate, and often hilarious men lay it bare when it comes to their wives and girlfriends, their hopes and fears.
"OK, but lacks meaning"
Promising Forecast is the true story of five men who start out on a well-planned and exciting deep-sea fishing trip that quickly turns into a harrowing experience. Without any warning, their boat suddenly sinks 30 miles offshore. Shocked and disoriented, they find themselves stranded and helpless in the water for almost 19 hours with only lifejackets and a strong will to live. Each man reacts as the realities of danger and death confront them.
"Impressive story of survival"
In a short article from "Forethought", Daniel Goldstein offers some advice on getting an unrecognized brand to be known. Then, there are two full-length articles that take a look at specific management challenges. In "Leading Clever People", authors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones offer some tips on how to lead your most creative employees, especially when they're the types who don't want to be lead.
"Rummyache" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Carnal Knowledge" by Bill Buford; "Vessels" by Daniel Raeburn; "Making Nice" by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Home and Away" by Nancy Franklin; and "Last Impressions" by David Denby.