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The Logical Thinking Process - An Executive Summary

A book review.

This year, William Dettmer has published his ninth book. As he himself says in a video (below), he could not find a different way to briefly present his version of Logical Thinking Process based on the  TOC - Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes. 


The book, available as a Kindle e-book and paperback, succinctly describes the LTP (Logical Thinking Process). The individual elements, or rather logical trees, are presented, their context explained and a few practical examples discussed. It contains no clues as how to do what. It does not need that either, because this book is about first imagining the process itself. This opens up the opportunity for the interested reader to examine whether the described methodology suits the reader and whether he wants to learn more or not.

In the introduction chapter to his new book, William Dettmer writes: "There is a serious lack of Critical Thinking in the world today. People everywhere are bombarded with infor…

The big slogan and the potential real value of Industry 4.0

By Eli Schragenheim and Jürgen Kanz
We are told that in order to keep with the quick changes in the world, facing the fiercer competition, manufacturing organizations have to join the fourth industrial revolution called Industry 4.0, which is a very big suite of different new technologies in the field of IT, namely the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and robotics.
The slogan of Industry 4.0 claims it is highly desirable to join the revolution before the competitors do it.  Well, we are not sure whether the term ‘revolution’ truly fits the new digital technologies.  But, this is truly the smallest issue.  The fast pace of the technology should definitely force every top management team of every organization to think clearly what could be the impact of the newest technological development on the organization and its business environment.  The need to clearly think comes not only to find new ways to achieve more of the goal, but also to understand the potential new threat…