The elegant solution : Toyota's formula for mastering innovation / Matthew E. May ; foreword by Kevin Roberts.

Author
May, Matthew E. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Free Press, 2007.
Description
xv, 236 p. : port. ; 24 cm.

Details

Subject(s)
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-224) and index.
Contents
The art of ingenuity : business meets art and science in an emerging view of work -- The pursuit of perfection : conventional wisdom forcing a choice between small steps and big leaps misses the point -- The rhythm of fit : what distinguishes great innovation is its ability to serve the changing needs of society -- Let learning lead : learning and innovation go hand in hand, but learning comes first -- Learn to see : elegant solutions often come from customers, get out more and live in their world -- Design for today : focus on clear and present needs, or your great ideas remain just that -- Think in pictures : make your intentions visual, you'll surprise yourself with the image -- Capture the intangible : the most compelling solutions are often perceptual and emotional -- Leverage the limits : restraining forces rule, resource constraints can spur ingenuity -- Master the tension : breakthrough thinking demands something to break through -- Run the numbers : think for yourself, temper instinct with insight, focus on facts, and do the math -- Make kaizen mandatory : pursuing perfection requires great discipline, create a standard, follow it, and find a better way -- Keep it lean : complexity kills, scale it back, make it simple, and let it flow -- The clamshell strategy : management plays a key role in releasing the power of front-line innovation -- The elegant solution : a team in pursuit of the elegant solution taps the full formula in one session.
ISBN
  • 0743290178
  • 9780743290173
LCCN
2006048411
OCLC
70129239
RCP
N - O