Having highlighted my top 10 operations books and their antidote, I thought I’d post an update on the more generalist management books that have influenced my thinking over the last 25 years or so.
Simplification seems to be a fairly universal goal these days.
As many teams start to wind down for the holiday period, spare a thought for Santa and his helpers as they aggressively ramp up production.
In the Tower of Babel myth, people were condemned to speak different languages so that they could not understand one another.
There can be few work scenarios more likely to set the pulse racing than the prospect of leading a new team.
I am an avid reader, devouring everything from classical literature and history to modern day thrillers and the whimsical.
One of the most common questions I get asked about Operations Management is, “where did you learn all this stuff?” As with most things, the answer was learning by doing.