[Knowledge Jolt] 5 new entries

Project Manifesto

Rob Newbold's latest book takes the reader further down into how to run projects (with CCPM). This book will be something to talk about with my colleagues and friends who are running these kinds of projects.



Blue Oceans vs Red Oceans

Blue Ocean Strategy is a ten-year-old book that is still relevant today. How do you craft a business strategy that moves you to a new mode of operation - away from the competition and setting your own destiny? I also see a lot of Viable Vision in this book.



Doing Your Job May Be Hazardous To Your Career

A great discussion of systems thinking by Fred Kofman, which ties into much of what the folks in the Theory of Constraints camp talk about. In the first minute, he says several times some version of, "To optimize the overall system, you must sub-optimize the subsystems."



Raving Fans

I read the 20-year-old Raving Fans recently. It has some great ideas that help people think about how to grow and develop your business. The key is to turn your customers into raving fans.



Planning: are you running a baseball game or a soccer match?

When planning a project, are you more interested in the dates every activity happens, or are you more interested in how all the activities are connected together?




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