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The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving

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Contents : Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART I - THE DESTINATION Chapter 1 : Introduction to the Theory of Constraints Systems and ???Profound Knowledge??? The System???s Goal The Manager???s Role Who Is a Manager? What Is the Goal? Goal, Critical Success Factor, or Necessary Condition? The Concept of System Constraints Systems as Chains The ???Weakest Link??? Cons ...more
Hardcover, 413 pages
Published September 7th 2007 by Amer Society for Quality (first published August 31st 2007)
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Ash Moran
Disclaimer: this book is effectively a training manual, and therefore its value is in giving you skills to practise. On that basis I can only review it (currently) having just finished reading it.

I'd put off reading this for a long time because of its apparently intimidating size and demanding. I was wrong on both counts: this book is not at all intimidating (extensive use of diagrams mean the text is much shorter than it looks), and the content is made extremely accessible.

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May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Some fat non-fiction books (especially those written by Americans) say the same thing over and over again, on thick paper, and that's what makes the book fat. I get the impression that they do that because they can charge more for a fat book than for a thin book.

This book is not like that. It is fat because it contains a lot of infomation. There is so much concentrated information, knowledge and insight in here, and I get new insights and approaches even by skipping ahead and paging through it s
Jeff Ski Kinsey
Feb 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I am too close to this book to be considered an unbiased reviewer... but I own everything Dettmer has written on this subject. Completed my "Jonah" training with the master Jonah's Jonah... and consider it a privilege to call Bill "friend".

If you can only afford one Dettmer book, this is it.

Set aside some time, as he has commented several times, his books are not fast reds by any stretch of imagination!

But they are thorough and worth every minute you spend...
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice but focus on niche application

Would have loved more engineering examples where feedback loops are more visible . But nonetheless very visual presentation so was easy to understand
Jeremy Gallegos
Jul 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Not really 'true' sentential logic but similar concepts for a systems approach to process improvement. A must read for anyone who needs 'rules for clear thinking' and doesn't want to read Descartes.
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