I’d selected several books to take with me on a recent family vacation at the Florida Gulf coast. I was frankly skeptical about A World Gone Social, by Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt, published by Amacom. The social media domain is vast and I was doubtful that any book could really do justice to the […]
A couple of years ago, I came across a remarkable presentation by author Daniel Pink, and featured it in my blog post, “So You Think You Understand How To Motivate People!” It’s always been a popular post (and a great example of animation as a way to present ideas.) I recently got around to reading […]
(Note: This will be the first in a multi-part post).
I took the 25th Anniversary Edition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (ZAMM), by Robert M. Pirsig, on a recent vacation – courtesy of my Kindle. I think this was my 4th or 5th reading over the last 36 years or so! When it […]
This post picks up on Part 1 and examines the first of Deming’s 14 Management Points. As I said in the first post, I believe Deming’s 14 Points have great resonance in today’s economy, even if his original language seems a little stilted in today’s world of Tweets and sound bites.
Let’s take his first point:
I’m increasingly invited to retirement celebrations for former and current consulting clients and friends. They are quite distressing events. First, the retiree is typically putting on a brave face, boasting about all the golf and fishing they will enjoy. But often beneath the surface bluster is a deep-seated fear. Sometimes they ask me if my […]
My esteemed colleague Espen Andersen posted today on The Technology Canon – “a list of books that you have to read to consider yourself knowledgeable – or, rather, educated in the classical sense – within a field.” His criteria include, “the book must have stood the test of time, to be relevant even though the […]