• The Practice of Management

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    by Peter F. Drucker Wanna buy this book? Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! The Practice of Management Back Cover A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. The Practice of Management created the discipline of modern management...
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  • The Goal

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • Managing Flow

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn themselves into...
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  • Understanding Cash Flow

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • Isn't It Obvious?

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Eliyahu Goldratt Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or...
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  • The Haystack Syndrome

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • Breaking The Code of Change

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • The 48 Laws of Power

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • Principle Centered Leadership

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • The Fifth Discipline

    by Piper Hillman | Feb 15, 2017
    By Ikujiro Nonaka Wanna buy this book?Click through our link to Amazon when purchasing and we get a cut, no extra cost to you. Help keep the content you love on our site free! Managing Flow: A Process Theory of the Knowledge-Based Firm Notes From Dave The fourth book in a series about Creating Knowledge where Nonaka is the lead author. The book touches on the theory built by the three other books, but focuses on how organization harness the theory to create knowledge--or turn...
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  • Sample Books - Dave Created

    by David Schneider | Feb 10, 2017
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  • Messy Inventory

    by David Schneider | Jan 03, 2017
    Did you get everything you were looking for this Christmas?  Online or at the old-fashioned store, did you find everything that you wanted? I bet you didn’t.  Many did not.  In our family, we had to resort to the second or third choices, or we found something almost like it in another place.  Speaking to friends and neighbors they had the same experience, items advertised or displayed online, but not available.  Even and the Big River web site.  I even got...
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  • Where have we been?

    by David Schneider | Nov 30, 2016
    I must admit, we have not been keeping house here at the Practitioners. It is my fault.  Yep, I am the one to blame. 2015 proved to be a busy year as I worked with a client to create a new distribution facility in Las Vegas.  They engaged me in April to work on a different project, while they signed a lease for a facility in May.  I quickly shifted focus to Las Vegas and worked with the management team of the existing facility to develop the design concepts for the new...
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  • Flow, Part 3

    by David Schneider | Sep 26, 2016
    [The following is Part 3 of the Flow series] Water flowing in a stream. Oil flowing through pipelines. Gas flows through pipelines too. We typically use the word flow to describe the movement of water or gasses. But what about the flow of a crowd? How about gain flowing from a hopper? Flow is a description of movement, the movement of liquids, a bunch of solid objects, of work, of people, of ideas. If it moves, it can flow. I like to think of a logistics network as a system of pipes in which...
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  • Simple Commitment

    by David Schneider | Sep 20, 2016
    Desired outcomes do not happen without commitment. Ever. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elemental truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment that one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents,...
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  • Flow, Part 2

    by David Schneider | Sep 19, 2016
    [The following is Part 2 of the Flow series] Yesterday I closed out a question about the chance that a drop of pure glacial water could flow in a river. Moving thousands of miles after dropping off the end of a glacier, that drop of water is just as saturated with pollutants as every other drop of water in that river. Making my point clear, like the drop of water that picks up various compounds along its journey, information changes in the course of its journey with each exchange from person to...
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  • Healthy Fields

    by David Schneider | Sep 13, 2016
    The corn is high and the soybeans are thick. That is one of the biggest observations from my 2014 summer research trip. Lush fields of tall corn and soybeans blanketed Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. A milder summer with good rains after a wet winter has set the table for what looked to be a significant harvest that year. As I rode through the secondary highways in Iowa and Indiana I noticed that the corn was tall enough that I could not see out over the fields on level terrain, which means the...
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  • Flow, Part 1

    by David Schneider | Sep 12, 2016
    [The following is Part 1 of the Flow series] The first part of this article requires a little imagination. Imagine a stream of water in a meadow. The water starts in the hills above the meadow, slowly flowing from a small lake out of sight. The stream is not large, only about a foot wide between three- to four-foot-wide banks as it passes through the meadow. How would you describe the flow of the stream? Peaceful? Slow? Perhaps relaxed? Now imagine that same stream in a raging thunderstorm,...
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  • Transportation Ops: Where is the competition?

    by Mike Starling | Sep 08, 2016
    Generally the competition’s Transportation function and service performance can be summed up in one of two ways: 1) They are kicking your proverbial ass! 2) They look just like you and every other transportation department in your industry segment. At the Strategic level, in order to differentiate YOUR transportation operations (and your company) from the competition, Transportation needs to be viewed by company management (and you) as a strategic function. A function capable of...
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  • Reminded of the Laws of Physics

    by David Schneider | Sep 06, 2016
    I once had a great conversation with a former airline flight attendant. We talked about the different things we had seen in our collective time in business travel. While I may have thirty years of business travel under my belt, dating back to the days when there was a smoking section in the last four rows on a flight, she may have more air miles amassed than I do, since she has flown four days a week for almost five years. Our conversation turned to turbulence in flight. For so many people it is...
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