LO & Big Layoffs LO5717

Tobin Quereau (quereau@austin.cc.tx.us)
Sun, 18 Feb 1996 21:37:01 -0600 (CST)

Replying to LO5677 --

On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Johanna Rothman wrote:

[some really good stuff snipped]
> I recommend you read the 2 books- they are not hard to read and we can
> then talk in the same language.

For one who is coming from an entirely different direction than
manufacturing, I found the two books to be fascinating. As a result of
several recommendations from the list, I read them recently and finished
them more rapidly than most any other "professional" book I have latched
on to this year. They were quite stimulating and relevant even to my
own--non-manufacturing-- situation. Some might say they are simplistic,
but the principles were quite intriguing in any case and the presentation
was enjoyable.

Host's Note: the two books are, I believe (from LO5426):

Goldratt's _It's not Luck_, and

Hamel & Prahalad, _Competing for the Future_

Tobin or Johanna, please reply if I've got the wrong books. Thanks.

Tobin Quereau
Austin Community College

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