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Recommended Reading List

Updated: Jun 26, 2020

We are often asked for recommendations on books and articles.

With the extra time we all have during the lock down, we thought we'd start a discussion of best reads for Lean practitioners. Here are some of our favorites ...

  • The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition by Steven J. Spear

  • Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System - Harvard Business Review by Steven Spear and H. Kent Bowen

  • Toyota Production System, Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno

  • Toyota Kata, Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results by Mike Rother

  • Competing Against Luck, The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice by Clayton Christensen. Daddy Hall, Karen Dillon and David Duncan

  • Why Do We Undervalue Competent Management? - Harvard Business Review by Sadun, Bloom, and Reeen

Add your ideas or great reads to build the list.


Other suggested readings:

  • Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation by Daniel T. Jones and James P. Womack

  • The Machine That Changed the World by and Daniel T. Jones and James P. Womack and Danial Roos

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