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Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

The full title of this book by Verne Harnish is

Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It…and Why the Rest Don’t“.

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I rated it as a FOUR Stars book, meaning that I think its in the range of good to very good.

Here is what I posted.

How you can grow past the normal constraints on growth

This is an interesting book which looks at how you can push past the constraints which stop most businesses from growing.

It’s split into four sections – people, strategy, execution and cash.

I started reading it and throughout the People section, I was convinced this was going to be a five star book but, the more I read, the more I was tempted to knock off one star. [continue reading…]

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5 Steps to Continuous Improvement by Allen Pratt

In my review of the book

5 Steps to Continuous Improvement by Allen Pratt

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it 2 Stars.

Here is my review.

This should be free

Many business consultants and coaches offer a free report to sample their advice.

This book about the Theory of Constraints Five Steps Process is that kind of report. It is only 11 pages long and the author shares some of his experiences tackling constraints but instead of giving it to you for free, the author is asking you to pay for it unless you have Kindle Unlimited.

I can’t argue much with what’s here but I’m struggling to see the benefits of reading it. If you’ve already read The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement then you won’t learn much other than about the author. If you haven’t read “The Goal” and you want to know about the Theory of Constraints, then there’s no better place to start.

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Systems Thinking by David DeSchoolmeester

The full title of this book by David DeSchoolmeester is

Systems Thinking: A Blueprint For Success

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the it Two Stars.

Here is my review.

Not what I was expecting

I made the mistake of buying this without looking at the sample first. [continue reading…]

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