Unlocking Innovation Productivity (Proven Strategies that Have Transformed Organizations for Profitable and Predictable New Product Growth Worldwide) by Mike Dalton is a guide to the challenges of product innovation and how to overcome them. He ...

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Unlocking Innovation Productivity

Unlocking Innovation Productivity (Proven Strategies that Have Transformed Organizations for Profitable and Predictable New Product Growth Worldwide) by Mike Dalton is a guide to the challenges of product innovation and how to overcome them. I picked it when the Mike posted a special deal for the Kindle version. As is common these days, there is a book page.

This guide reads quickly - as...

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Quality, Involvement, Flow

Quality, Involvement, Flow: The Systemic Organization by Domenico Lepore, Angela Montgomery and Giovanni Siepe. It's a good read for people interested in management and creating ever-flourishing organizations.

Where their earlier book, The Human Constraint, was a business novel, this one is more of a textbook describing the concepts they use and want to bring to more prominence. It's an extension and expansion of Lepore's earlier The Decalogue. The primary idea is an amalgam of Goldratt's...

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Multitasking video from engineer viewpoint

I attended a webinar by Realization and after the session, they sent a link to this video they commissioned on multitasking. Rather than being an academic description, it is told from the perspective of a design engineer who was lost in the world of multitasking - it took him four weeks to do a 2-4 day design task. Take a look. The last ~30 seconds hints at the tools from Realization that helped him (and his team) reduce multitasking.

The video appears to be available directly on Realization's...

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Describing the problem - human terms

Following nicely from my post last week, What is your problem?, the latest DFJ Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders podcast has a great discussion about creating great solutions to problems. You need to define the problem well! How a Facebook Designer Thinks

Julie Zhuo, vice president of product design at Facebook, describes how the development of new features starts with three questions: What people problem are we solving? How do we know it’s a real problem? And how will we know if we’ve solved...

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Success example with Throughput Accounting

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Steve Holcomb has an article on LinkedIn that describes a nice success story in using the TOC measures of Throughput, Investment, and Operating Expense to guide decision making and bring a company back to profitability. Theory of Constraints: “Throughput Accounting” Gives Company Their First Profitable Year Since 2008! He covers the basics of the concept and then decribes at a high level what they did to bring the company back from the brink.

I've used this in similar ways. A small furniture...

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