Review #5 – The Innovator’s Dilemma

Author: Clayton M. Christensen. Genre: business non-fiction. Target Audience: business professionals interested in innovation. Length: 237 pages. First Published: 1997. Review:  This is one of the most-read books about innovation published in the last 30 years. In the first part, Christensen articulates reasons why managers fail when considering disruptive technologies, even when using sound and proven […]

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Review #4 – Toyota Kata

  Author: Mike Rother. Genre: business non-fiction. Target Audience: business professionals interested in what is at the heart of companies that are adaptive, continuously improving, competitive, and sustainable. Length: 264 pages. First Published: 2010. Review: I wish this book was around when I started my career. The author explains what is at the heart of companies that […]

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Review #3 – The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Author: Brad Stone. Genre: business biography. Target Audience: anyone interested in the life of Amazon and its founder Jeff Bezos. Length: 359 pages. First Published: 2013. Review:  I read this book because Carl Ryden, the founder and CEO of PrecisionLender, mentioned it in one of his company’s podcasts, The Purposeful Banker. In the podcast, he also mentioned […]

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Review #2 – Critical Chain

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Genre: business fiction. Target Audience: business professionals, particularly those that manage projects, work on projects, or have a stake in the outcome of projects (i.e., almost anyone in business!) Length: 246 pages. First Published: 1997. Review:  This is another book by Eli Goldratt, who authored the last book I reviewed, The Goal (and […]

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Review #1 – The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Author: Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Genre: business fiction. Target Audience: business professionals, particularly those interested in improving performance. Length: 337 pages. First Published: 1984. Review:  This is by far one of my favorite business books. It’s one of the few books that I’ve read more than once. It was the first book published by Eli Goldratt, in which […]

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