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This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
Best Sellers Q104 -- The following is a list of Amazon items purchased by the community of my weblog and site readers during the first quarter of 2004. While most have been discussed in these pages or listed in my " bookshelf," there are a few new ones as well that might be of interest. - 3 Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results - 3 Deming and Goldratt - 2 Thinking For a Change: Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use - 2 Agile and Iterative Development: A Manager's Guide - 2 Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated - 2 The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action - 1 Management Dilemmas: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Problem Identification and Solutions - 1 The Measurement Nightmare: How the Theory of Constraints Can Resolve Conflicting Strategies, Policies, and Measures - 1 Critical Chain Project Management - 1 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - 1 Thriving on Chaos : Handbook for a Management Revolution - 1 Data Reverse Engineering : Slaying the Legacy Dragon - 1 Re-Creating the Corporation: A Design of Organizations for the 21st Century - 1 Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software - 1 Balancing Agility and Discipline: A Guide for the Perplexed - 1 Enterprise Integration Patterns: Designing, Building, and Deploying Messaging Solutions - 1 Ackoff's Best: His Classic Writings on Management - 1 Introduction to Symbolic Logic and Its Applications - 1 Elementary Logic - 1 Thinking Beyond Lean: How Multi-Project Management Is Transforming Product Development at Toyota and Other Companies - 1 The Innovation Paradox - 1 The Project Management Scorecard: Measuring the Success of Project Management Solutions - 1 Goldratt's Theory Constraints: A Systems Approach to Continuous Improvement - 1 The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - 1 The Race - 1 Critical Chain - 1 Essays on the Theory of Constraints - 1 Late Night Discussions on the Theory of Constraints Using my Amazon links to make your purchases (of either the recommended books or other items in the same Amazon session) is one way of showing your appreciation for these ramblings. That said, I'm using the minimal "kickbacks" to add to my reading...which should, in time, add to yours. Thanks.
By the way, here's a few more titles for your consideration... Thanks again. By the way, if you've got any reading, viewing, or listening recommendations, pass them along. -- Strongly recommended! Agile Project Management
Who's Counting? - A Lean Accounting Business Novel
Profitable Growth is Everyone's Business
For People - And For Profit
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