Does a good job of explaining what Kanban is and is not. I love the quote:
“the kanban is an organized system of inventory buffers and, according to Ohno, inventory is waste, whether it is in a push system or a pull system. So kanban is something you strive to get rid of, not to be proud of”
- Jeffrey K. Liker, “The Toyota Way”, p. 110.
Built to Fail: How companies like Google, IDEO, and 37signals build failure-tolerant systems for anything!
Author makes the point that handling failure is key to success of a start up. I would argue that it is key to success, regardless of what you are doing. How you deal with failure is a good predictor of success. The best in any field have seen more failure than success.
I have never heard of this idea. I am not sure what the ramifications are, but I like it!