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My Book Review from Quality World Magazine /March 2014

March 28, 2014 by

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My book review has been published in this months @Qualityworld magazine pic.twitter.com/eTleglSJoj — Rob Thompson (@learnsigma) March 28, 2014

March 22, 2014 by

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Photo credit: quinn.anya / Foter / CC BY-SA In this post I review Creating Lasting Value: How to Lead, Manage and Market Your Stakeholder Value. Its clear that this book demands action and wants the reader to be a doer as opposed to just passively reading the text. It demonstrates that if a company focuses on […]

Book Review: Creating Lasting Value

March 22, 2014 by

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Photo credit: quinn.anya / Foter / CC BY-SA In this post I review Creating Lasting Value: How to Lead, Manage and Market Your Stakeholder Value. Its clear that this book demands action and wants the reader to be a doer as opposed to just passively reading the text. It demonstrates that if a company focuses on […]

Book Review: Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival

February 16, 2014 by

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Photo credit: *Zephyrance – don’t wake me up. / Foter / CC BY-ND In Japan stagnation has replaced efficiency; the book Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survivalcomprehensively examines this, amongst other topics. This comprehensive and very amusing book by David Pilling, the Financial Times Asia editor, tries to understand some of the riddles […]

Book Review: “Follow The Leader” Features in Quality World Magazine

January 10, 2014 by

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… And so my review of the book:  “Follow the Leader: The One Thing Great Leaders Have that Great Followers Want“ by Emmanuel Gobillot makes an appearance in this months issue of the most excellent Quality World, the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Quality: And here’s the review: If you want to read the full review […]

Policy Transfer and Learning in Public Policy and Management – Book Review

November 30, 2013 by

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And so I’ve made the pages of this months Quality World magazine published by the Chartered Quality Institute with my review of Policy Transfer and Learning in Public Policy and Management: International Contexts, Content and Development (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management): And here it is: My latest book review has made it into the […]

Book Review: Bread by Ian Gregg

July 16, 2013 by

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glennharper / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Every day of every week we as a nation consume Greggs products: sausage rolls, pasties, pies and cakes, in fact half a billion products are made and sold every year. In every town there seems to be the ubiquitous Greggs shops making it Britain’s biggest bakery chain, with more […]

Lean In? No Thanks

March 30, 2013 by

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In the book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business – draws on her own experience of working in some of the world’s most successful businesses and draws some conclusions. Here’s why she’s dead wrong.   by  acute_tomato  So, Sheryl […]

This Is The Toyota Way

November 7, 2012 by

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In this post I’ll run though the awesome book: The Toyota Way. Fewer man-hours. Less inventory. The highest quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer. In factories around the globe, Toyota consistently raises the bar for manufacturing, product development, and process excellence. The result is an amazing business success story: steadily taking […]

Book review: The Power of Six Sigma An Inspiring Tale of How Six Sigma Is Transforming the Way We Work

November 2, 2012 by

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The Power of Six Sigma: An Inspiring Tale of How Six Sigma Is Transforming the Way We Work By Subir Chowdhury The concept of Six Sigma is often difficult to explain, let alone put into practice. To simplify the method and exemplify the benefits of the business philosophy, Subir Chowdhury, has created a fictionalized tale […]

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