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This review is from: A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance (Paperback)
There are many books about lean production, but not so much on how to apply the lean principles on self-management. There are many similarities with David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) system in this book, which is perhaps somewhat natural as GTD can easily be interpreted as personal lean management. But, there is more than that. The book is not only about planning and evaluating actions, it is also about designing personal work processes in cost-optimal ways. Most of the ideas come directly from the theory and practice of lean management, so there is not necessarily all that much that is new here, but the context to which it is being put to use is highly interesting. It is also written in a very excessible and sometimes humours style, which makes the reading quite pleasant, and it is also a good way of learning about lean by first applying the principles to oneself before trying to revolutionise the work place.
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