Monthly Archives: November 2011

Zero Email Policy

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The Zen Master of Substraction

Another article about Steve Jobs, and his ability to focus.   Great example at the end of the article showing how he chose to prioritize. http://bit.ly/rXtfy5 — __________________________________Santiago Velásquez Martínez “Life is a constant word problem” – Michael Owen

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The Steve Jobs Code

Matt May blogs about the Steve Jobs Code, or the main lessons from Steve Jobs, extracted from the official Steve Jobs biography written by Walter Isaacson. http://bit.ly/vvlcSb

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Life of an Idea

Matt May of “In Pursuit of Elegance” shares some links of Toyota's “Ideas for Good” project, and also, a very nice video about the birth of an idea. http://bit.ly/sbkqWj Enjoy.

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The George Constanza Approach

HBR talks about a Seinfeld Episode where George Constanza, the famous insecure character, decides to do the opposite of what he's always done and things start to work out really well for him. http://bit.ly/vXGuHc Seth Godin's great blog post of … Continue reading

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Beyond Budgeting

Henrik Matterson, TOC consultant in Europe, blogs about using alternatives to annual budget in corporations, just as Dr. Deming suggested, in his 14 Points of Management. He also provides some book links with suggested solutions. http://bit.ly/vFWLns

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Stories – The Mobile Phone Story

Several men were in a golf club locker room. A mobile phone rings. “Yes I can talk,” says the man answering the call, “You're shopping are you? That's nice.” The listening men smile to each other. “You want to order … Continue reading

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Haircut “Unrefusable Offer”

An example of 'getting creative' in your product offerings when there are significant market changes.   Similar to what Goldratt referred to as an “unrefusable” or “mafia” offer. In this case, the offer is probably a very different way into … Continue reading

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The Third Alternative – Steven Covey

I don't know if Covey ever read about Goldratt's Logical Thinking Process.  But his new book resonates a lot with Goldratt's ideas of “questioning assumptions” and finding superior solutions to conflicts at any scale. Even though Covey's books are usually … Continue reading

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Quotes that represent deep mental models

I found this compilation of quotes somewhere on the net (can't remember where). Nice summary of the “essential teachings” of great personalities.

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