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Rolling Rocks Downhill Podcast Part 1 - Entire Audiobook FREE

Rolling Rocks Downhill has been out for a year now and getting fantastic reviews, like this, the most recent: 

“What an amazing book! Like Goldratt’s The Goal, Ching uses the novel format to get across important organization concepts. I have already implemented some of his lessons in prioritization and working in batches in my organization. The book is also very insightful in describing how real organizations work.”
— amazon.com - not my Mother

And this (the next most recent):

“A genuinely enjoyable read. There are obviously lessons within the story, and good ones at that, however this is so well written you forget you are reading anything other than a gripping story.”
— - amazon.com - not my Mother, either

You can read it on amazon or, if you're too busy to read, you can listen to the entire, professionally narrated audio book here, for free!

Note: this is a final-beta version of the audio; my narrator still has to make a few tiny tweaks before the book is up on audible.com and amazon.com.

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Steve Tendon: Tame the Flow

I've just spent a fascinating hour chatting with Steve Tendon, co-author of the  Hyper-Productive Knowledge Work Performance (The Tameflow Hyper-Productivity).  If you're intrested in TOC or Agile then you'll love what Steve has to say.  I had a few ah-ha! moments, especially when he spoke about the two pillars of the tame-flow approach: Unity of Purpose and Trust.

Here's the links Steve mentions during our chat.

and, if you can also watch a video of Steve talking at the Lean Agile Scotland conference.


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Tony Rizzo

I interviewed - the extraordinary - Tony Rizzo last week about his decades work with Critical Chain and project management in product development organisations.  Tony has been around from the early days.  I've learned a lot from him over the years and you will too if you listen to this 45 minute podcast - the first of three. 


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John Ricketts

Earlier this year I recorded an interview with TOC Thinker John Ricketts about his chapter in the TOC Handbook.

It was an interesting 40 minutes.  I hope you enjoy.


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Danny Walsh

A few weeks ago I had a great chat with long time TOCThinker Danny Walsh about his TOC Handbook article.  Well worth a listen with a few new hints and nuggets.


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Rob Newbold - Critical Chain

Rob Newbold is one of the clearest thinkers I know.  He's written 2 great books - the first, a Critical Chain how-and-why-to helped change my life. 

Last night I chatted with him about his TOC Handbook chapter on making change stick, his life working with TOC (like me he used to be a software developer) and recent innovations in his companies Prochain software solution.

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TOC Handbook

TOC handbook podcast (long!)


Earlier this week I spend a fascinating 75 minutes talking with James Cox and John Schleier, the co-editors of the newly published TOC handbook.

It's a huge book (over 1,200 pages), not cheap in comparison to your average, run-of-the-mill books, but hugely valuable and imho worth its weight in gold.  It includes in-depth chapters covering almost the entire TOC body of knowledge as well as knew information not previously in the public domain. The chapters are written by some of the best-known TOC Thinkers & doers. 

One of the best things about the book is that the individual chapters are being published on their own as ebooks.  If you can't wait for the book to be delivered, if you prefer ebooks, or if you'd rather save a little money then listen to the interview to figure out which chapters you should buy.  

Here's a link to the paper book: http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Constraints-Handbook-James-Cox/dp/0071665544/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1279476704&sr=8-1

A link to the Kindle chapters:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dus-stripbooks-tree&field-keywords=theory+of+constraints+handbook+chapter&x=0&y=0&ih=4_2_1_0_1_0_0_0_0_1.89_70&fsc=-1

A link to the mobipocket chapters: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/searchebooks.asp?Language=EN&TypeSearch=All&lang=EN&searchStr=theory+of+constraints+handbook

A link to the adobe reader chapters: http://www.mhprofessional.com/templates/index.php?cat=9959

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