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Always Right (Kindle Single)
Always Right (Kindle Single)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great short description of why thatcher was right about everything, 30 Mar. 2015
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You have got to love everything written by Ferguson. This is how concise review of thatchers legacy and why she was so important. Worth a read


Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
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2.0 out of 5 stars poorly defined and unconvincing, 28 Dec. 2013
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The author is trying to propose a new way of looking at economic history, which is admirable enough, but his broad-brush conclusions are supported by little evidence and key concepts like 'innovation' and 'dynamism' are poorly defined.

Perhaps more worryingly the text fails to really carry the reader along or give context to where the story is headed.

A real disappointment :-(


Service Design: From Insight to Implementation
Service Design: From Insight to Implementation
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best explanation and guide to Service Design, 26 Dec. 2013
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If you are looking for both a philosophical explanation of Service Design and a practical tool kit to implement it, then this is the best book on the market.


Getting Started with Kanban
Getting Started with Kanban
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3.0 out of 5 stars quick & simple explanation of Kanban, 7 Aug. 2013
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It does what it says on the tin. It is an intro, easy to read in one sitting and straight forward to understand


Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
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4.0 out of 5 stars great key insight, 5 July 2013
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really interesting clear insight at the centre of this book. probably 50 pages of 'padding', but really worth a read


Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great central insight, but quite a rambling book, 25 Mar. 2013
The central insight from Verganti is that User Centred design is not an elixir for all big design and innovation challenges and that outside of what users tell you, we must reinvent the meaning of products, rather then simply improve their design within the boundaries of their current meaning to consumers.

However having made this point very well he spends the second half of the book in quite a rambling and uninteresting discussion of implementing this within a team and company.

Well worth a read for that central insight


The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard going but so worth it, 25 Mar. 2013
This is a difficult concept to get your head around, but it is perhaps the area of science that will define the next few decades... so worth the time.


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