Visual Book Notes

I consolidate information. It’s just what I do. Kinda crazy, ha. Download and share my visual-one-page-summary-book-notes to reference the high points for these booksI am copyright free.

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you already know how to be great

Yes you do.

I read You Already Know How To Be Great a a while back and for some reason it skipped my visual-one-page-summary-book-notes making process.

But I gotcha this time.

I wonder why more of the world isn't using this simple, effective, can-be-applied-anywhere-anytime approach? I sure will.

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the laws of subtraction

When was the last time, on your work project, the team explicitly decided what  n o t  to do?

Read The Laws Of Subtraction by Matthew E. May to learn how to turn your brain on, by turning it off more often, to increase creativity and effectivity in this age of excess everything, everywhere.

The noise is deafening, the signal weak. Strengthen yours.

Kinda bossy, ha... me telling you what to read and do. Too bad.

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the goal

Written 30 years ago... The Goal presents concepts of Lean and The Theory Of Constraints through a novel-like narrative.

While the book describes the story in terms of lean manufacturing... it's extremely applicable today and in most fields of business, like: software development, health care and education.

If you read the book, have a look at the visual-notes to re-inspire your memory banks. If you haven't... consider these notes a primer, then get and read this one.

Either way... enjoy.

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how the best get better

Read this book years ago.Finally got around to the creating the visual-one-page-summary for it.

How The Best Get Better is about an evolving lifetime of six concepts and six strategies to acquire the capabilities and achieve the results of the very best entrepreneurs.

Read on...

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personal kanban, take 2

Decided (finally) to redo this visual one pager. Personal Kanban is such an important and useful book... I could no longer look at my first take of this. Made this to be mo readable and perdy. At least, I think so.

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this is lean

Maximizing efficiency of resources is not optimal. WTF, you say?  You heard me right.  Don't take my word for it. Read and learn about how to focus on F L O W and where to position the camera.  What? You'll see.  Meanwhile...visualize flow, baby. I do.

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remote: office not required

As Batman says, "... the dawn is coming." And so is remote working. In fact. it's here and growing. Read the book to learn trips and traps for remote work. We live in times ripe to reap the rewards. Oh yeah.

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succeeding with agile teams

The low-down on Paul Osborn's book for succeeding with agile teams. A good read, a dark poster. Oh well.

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the amazon way

It's out in the open now...the 14 guiding principles for leadership at Amazon.

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maximize your potential

If nothing else... slow and steady progress, improve you, don't go it alone and brave through it to make your ideas happen.

Another hand-drawn jobber using my iPad.

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show your work

A new way of being for artists of today.

Hand-drawn on my iPad mini, using Sketchbook Pro, and iDraw.

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succeeding with agile governance

You may be 'doing agile'...are the others around you doing their part.

Agile is not a vacuum sealed approach, pieces of it must be supported across disciplines, across cadences, and coordinated with decisions.

Another reason to DO less to COMPLETE more.

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secrets of consulting

Hmmmm...only give advice when requested? I'm gonna have to work on this one.

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manage your day to day

I love business, just not the way most do it.

I do love the way this book suggests to do it.

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steal like an artist

Make stuff right now. I mean it.

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Can't say it enough... Make. Work. Visible.

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impact mapping

See, talk about and discover together the same things.

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toyota kata

Wax on. Wax off. WTF.

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kanban and scrum

Some say, don't compare. Pffft.

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5 dysfunctions of a team

Conflict is how you find where everyone stands. So don't avoid it.

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anything you want

Know your compass.

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it's not about the coffee

True that... it's about the culture.

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Matter (the verb).

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unique ability

All of us are 'disabled' in certain areas. Do more of what you love.

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why plans fail

Values over rules.

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the only thing that matters

Not a business book... but it matters.

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