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Dan Markovitz brings a thoughtful and supremely practical perspective to the fundamental scarcity faced by us all: time. His approach blends conceptual frameworks and concrete specifics—a powerful and useful combination—to reduce the noise and clutter in our lives and work. Markovitz can help us all to be more effective!
—Jim Collins, author of Good to Great and co-author of Built to Last and Great by Choice
No matter what your role is in your company, or whether you're an independent consultant or even unemployed, you will love Dan Markovitz's new book, A Factory of One. This gem will improve even the most efficient person's work life in powerful ways. The introduction alone got me motivated to adopt those practices that he writes and aren't yet part of my standard work. ... It's short, sweet, and to the point. You're never left wanting more, but you never wish the author would get on with it. ... relates powerful Lean manufacturing tools such as visual management, flow, pull, 5S, and kaizen to daily work, revealing how they improve efficiency, reduce waste, and link the individual worker ever more closely to customer value. This practice helps business professionals develop greater self-awareness, more disciplined problem-solving skills, and a heightened ability to self-correct errors.Read Dan's book--and then apply the tips he gives.
—Karen Martin, Principal, Karen Martin & Associates; and keynote speaker, ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference 2012
Daniel Markovitz is president of TimeBack Management (www.timebackmanagement.com), a consulting firm that radically improves individual and team performance by identifying and eliminating root cause impediments to productivity. He is a faculty member at the Lean Enterprise Institute and teaches at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program. He also leads a problem solving workshop at the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business.
Dan lived in Japan for four years and is fluent in Japanese. He’s also an avid distance runner, an enthusiastic (but somewhat tentative) cyclist, and a determined (if slow) swimmer. He holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @timeback.
A Factory of One is well written, uses lots of good examples, and brings lean concepts to individuals working alone at their desks. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ann Latham UncommonClarity.com
I've already purchased copies for the key people on my team that I want to see advance and succeed.Published 2 months ago by Kirk Simoneau
Where "2-Second Lean" fails, this book makes up the difference for Office Workers. Highly recommended. Put it into practice with the first chapter.Published 3 months ago by FatherD
A great Gift for someone working/managing in this field of making a business run more efficiently. A Business owners must read!Published 3 months ago by Joann
Book is logical and informative. I intend to use this as my ultimate standard for promotion into leadership positions.Published 7 months ago by Bob Leonard, Jr.
Highly recommended !!! Application of lean tools into your personal workspace, supported by very practical examples, great help for improving time management as well.Published 8 months ago by Rashaad
This book is a good contribution to the genre of books on personal productivity and efficiency. What makes it unique is how author Dan Markovitz combines concepts from the "lean"... Read morePublished 10 months ago by nathan
This is basic yet so eye-opening. It gave me a number of tools to employ that immediately made me more efficient. Read morePublished 11 months ago by K. MacLaren
This book presents fundamental lean thinking concepts that are easy to understand and practice from the individual point of view, without disregard the synergy we all need to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Alessandro Cordero