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The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition

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["The High-Velocity Edge"] contains ideas that form the basis for structured continuous learning and improvement in every aspect of our lives. While this book is tailored to business leaders, it should be read by high school seniors, college students, and those already in the workforce. With the broad s
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Published May 7th 2010 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published 2010)
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Henrique Soarez
Nov 02, 2015 Henrique Soarez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me 5 months to read this book. Along the way it spawned a multi-year project if not an all-together new way of thinking.

The only downside is it's treatment of Toyota's recent recalls. It devotes only 1.5 pages in the end. I had hoped the author had further developed the issue, but found nothing on his website but a couple of broken links.

But the book should become a classic, nevertheless. Side-by-side with Goldratt's The Goal.
Gamingtildawn
Jul 11, 2015 Gamingtildawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Should be a requirement of all managers regardless of the industry they come from...using real companies and industries, we learn how not to just handle problems or create work arounds but learn the cause of problems, create a solution and continue to learn and develop. Simple rules, harder to put in action.
Well written, great examples and powerful charts & process documents.
William "Spig"
Jan 24, 2016 William "Spig" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book made me ask a lot of question of how I could apply this within the Naval Aviation culture. Not sure. How hard it would be to get buy in. In the right atmosphere it could really take off but the status quo is really hard to fight again I am ready to give it a great effort and try.
Jack Vinson
This book was given to the attendees at the Lean Software & Systems Conference this year, as Steven Spear was one of the keynote speakers. Excellent description of his 4 key characteristics of these companies, and it fits nicely with my interests in knowledge management too.

Further thoughts on my blog. http://blog.jackvinson.com/archives/2...
Torbjörn
Aug 06, 2012 Torbjörn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contains a good number of insightful nuggets, a few good stories and quite a few too many pages.
Some of the "supporting" evidence and stories really doesn't mature in to anything and in their half-baked state simply occupy page-space that could have been better used.

Anton Van der vloet
What a great book. It takes conventional Lean knowledge for granted and adds a layer of simple, easy to follow principles underneath that.

For me it belongs in the top row, right up there with Toyota Kata, the Toyota way and the Lean Startup. Five stars.
Diana Post
Sep 20, 2013 Diana Post rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the previous few Lean manufacturing books we've read, and provided more interesting stories and anecdotes, as well as a step-by-step how-to guide.
Nathan Collier
Oct 24, 2012 Nathan Collier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic read for anyone with a job. Don't accept workarounds. Don't firefight. Identify problems, swarm them, and solve them.
Pianogirl1126
Nov 02, 2014 Pianogirl1126 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for work; it has a lot of great ideas in it and the stories are very relatable. I enjoyed reading it very much
Louise Oskam
Nov 03, 2013 Louise Oskam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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