In Search of the Lean Six Life

Smarter, not harder. Preferrably A LOT smarter.


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A Dream of One

Funny how sometimes you don’t realize you have a dream until someone else is living it.

This week, I learned that person is Daniel Markovitz.

OK, not literally.  I don’t actually know Mr. Markovitz is, or what his life is like. But I learned of his book, Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance, and I wanted to cry. With joy at finding such an awesome book, and with despair at realizing I wanted to write that book.

And it’s a good book so far. I can’t even pursue the “well I’ll do the same thing only better” angle.  Sigh.


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If I Were A Business Author

I’ve been reading a lot of business books lately. “Reading” being loosely defined as actual reading, skimming, and listening to audiobooks. I haven’t been keeping up with my book reviews because I’ve been gliding through books at such a swooping speed that I don’t have time to write anything up. (The Power of Less, Drive, and The Passion Plan, to name a few.). And in this reading frenzy, I have decided: I don’t like business books written as parables. If I want to read fiction, I’ll read fiction. Please keep your business book to the facts(-as-you-see-them), please. I’m skimming through Change Your Questions, Change Your Life right now, and while I feel there may be some good points buried in there, and I’m not sure whether it’s worth sifting through all the narration and dialog to try to find them. :-/