Joanie didn't find How Toyota Became #1 to her taste, expecting more nostalgia than business lesson, but she notes that the book could be very useful for those coming from more of a business angle.
Here's an excerpt from her review…
I chose this book with the hope of it sparking some interest in me but
unfortunately, I could not get past the first chapter. A couple more
tries followed, but from the introduction and a quick scan of the rest
of the book, it all felt like an instruction manual – merely listing
off the various lessons picked up from the Japanese company. Frankly,
they all could be helpful in various aspects of business, not just on
the automotive industry, but the delivery of the material could have
been more effective.
- ISBN-10: 1591842298
- ISBN-13: 978-1591842293