Book Review – Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World

I first read the book “Out of Control” in 1996. In this practical and elegant compendium of contemporary philosophy, author Kevin Kelly explores the questions at the very core of our existence. Today, 17 years later, Kelly’s concepts are still stuck in my mind like I just read the book yesterday. Kelly begins by showing […]

Book Review – Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

In “Against the Gods,” author Peter L. Bernstein takes us on a remarkable thousand year journey, tracing man’s efforts to take on ever bolder and riskier ventures, enabled by steady improvements in forecasting, probability, statistics and business methods.  For millennia men had to suffer the cruel fates dealt by the Gods. Mastery of risk demarcates […]

Book Review – Learning to See

by Mike Rother and John Shook Forward by Jim Womack and Dan Jones Learning to See is perhaps the best instruction manual for implementing a Lean transformation on the manufacturing plant floor. The authors take you step-by-step through a process, paving the way to improvement. Value Stream Mapping (VSM) comes first. By creating the Current […]