The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldblatt

Operations management experts agree that to run a manufacturing production effort effectively you must understand how the products are designed and built to spot bottlenecks and flow issues. What sometimes we fail to see is that the metrics used to track and claim success are incorrect. If we focus on one dimension of the production... Continue Reading →

Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Challenges

Mark J Penn, with E. Kinney Zalesne, wrote a very insightful and somewhat prophetic book about the up and coming minorities groups that would become a force in USA politics and social/cultural reform. Intent on highlighting which market segments advertisements and policies should target and rally behind, the authors share statistics, graphs, charts and background... Continue Reading →

Upside Down: Inverted Tropes in Storytelling

Tropes are akin to stereotypes, except they are in reference to literature. As the book explains in its additional content, the rhetoric of some stories makes one feel as if we have already read it, even if we haven't before. Damsel in distress, hero on a quest, magical characters that help you on your journey,... Continue Reading →

The Art of Not Giving A F@#$

Sara Knight became my hero. Her words resonated with me in ways I would never imagine especially since I had started to give 0 f's about things like weddings and other's good news. This book gives pointers to be able to do this and not come acros as an asshole, which is the key here:... Continue Reading →

Hyperbole and a Half…

Allie Brosh nails it with this eloquent and funny account of life and personal enlightenment. You may be fooled by the caricatures, which have become veritable memes on their own. Her message resonates with most of us in the adult "age" bracket; the Millenials with a Gen X twist who are both happy and overwhelmed... Continue Reading →

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