Lean Startup

I read the book titled “The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses” sometime back. I found it interesting, specially for people who would like to setup a business, which is technical in nature. I had to check it again recently and thought sharing some information about the book with you.

This was the first time I cam across a guide which describes continuous improvement methods in the context of business creation. Although this is not a typical startup type book you would see, I believe for a lean enthusiast, it will make much more sense. Above is a link for you to check more.

How To Implement Lean Manufacturing

One of the main problems when it comes to lean manufacturing implementation is non-availability of literature with practical advice on the subject. There had been tons of good books written on lean concepts and tools, but only few books on “how to implement lean manufacturing”. But now there is a book with the exact title How To Implement Lean Manufacturing, and gives you real life examples and practical advise on how to implement lean manufacturing. I believe this is a must read if you are in to lean.

Author of the book is a well experienced lean practitioner “Lonnie Wilson” with nearly 4 decades worth lean experience. If you are looking for some practical advice and case studies, look no further. This book is a great source of knowledge and it is endorsed by many with 5 Star rating by real life lean practitioners. If you want to have a look, just Click This Link

A must read to any lean consultant or for anyone

I do read a little. I love reading non lean manufacturing related stuff too. And amazingly enough, I find most of the ideas in every book I read so far, can be closely related to lean and its application.
Recommended by my boss, I bought the book titled How To Win Friends and Influence People”, by Dale Carnegie few years back. 500+ 5-star ratings on Amazon greatly helped making my decision. First I was surprised to see it was first published in 1937. Yes, no mistake, in 1937 and it has been in print ever since and sold over 15 million copies. I had my share of doubts on how this old book can help me, in this age of internet and mobiles. But nevertheless I thought giving it a shot.

 I started reading it one night, and fell in love with the book immediately. It was like reading a story, in fact this book is full with stories, and amazingly it all felt very current and up to date. Dale Carnegie, the author of the book has shown tremendous skills in communicating his ideas, after all this is one of the main skills he is trying to teach us via his masterpiece. And I read it completely, cover to cover.

This book helped my consulting carrier a lot. Simple techniques and so called (not so) common sense techniques helped me to manage change, communicate more effectively, and as title says to win friends and influence people.  As a lean thinker you will know it is the change management and the people handling aspect is the most vital part in implementing your ideas. This is where most of the people fail. This book will teach you some very solid, simple and practical stuff, you can use everywhere.

For me, this is a must read book, and a must have book for anyone. I am going to run through those pages again. If you have already read the book, read it again. If you have not read it yet, read it now. You can buy it for few bucks via Amazon.Com. It is worth every penny you spend at least, if not much more.