October 2, 2006
News & Opinion: An Elegant Book
I am 100 pages into The Elegant Solution by Matthew May. I just like this book. I like the message. I like the tone. The design of the book fits well with the content.
I am really attracted to the Toyota's idea of always getting better. Mr. May takes the philosophy from the factory floor and applies it to the knowledge worker.
My favorite quote thus far:
Slaying dragons and storming castles isn't for the faint of heart. The root meaning of ingenuity means free thinker. In a world run by powerful bosses and inflexible systems, rarely if ever is creative license granted freely. It's taken. And that takes basic courage. Or at least a soldier's bravado. It's the obstacles that make the achievement so impressive. If it was easy, we wouldn't be talking about it. No challenge, no creativity.
Expect more from us on this book...