The novel / story format provides a terrific platform on which to start or enhance your lean education, that will compel you to reflect on your own thinking and capabilities as the characters take on true-to-life lean experiences.
The Gold Mine / The Lean Manager / Lead with Respect by Michael & Freddy Balle
The absolute best in the genre of lean-themed novels, this 3-book series expertly demonstrates the challenges, both people-oriented and technical, of orchestrating the lean transformation.
Andy & Me / The Remedy by Pascal Dennis
A two-book series detailing the turnaround of a failing American automobile plant, written by an author that combines an engaging style of writing with a deep technical understanding of lean thinking.
The Goal / It’s Not Luck by Eli Goldratt
The classic book series that introduced the Theory of Constraints.
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