Tom Ehrenfeld

Books by Tom Ehrenfeld


The Lean Strategy: Using Lean to Create Competitive Advantage, Unleash Innovation, and Deliver Sustainable Growth

Available in: Hardcover

A groundbreaking and revolutionary book that will transform how lean is understood, practiced, and used within organizations

A lean strategy is about gaining a competitive edge by offering better quality products at competitive prices and making a sustainable profit by eliminating waste through engaging employees in discovering deeper ways to think about their own jobs and smarter ways of working together. In its current form, lean has been radically effective, but its true powers have yet to be harnessed.

Lean Strategy harnesses that power and delivers a new way of creating value from lean. Leading lean experts address popular misconceptions about the basics of lean/TPS, showing the true purpose of tools, methods, and attitudes that leverage the intelligence of every employee doing the work. You'll learn how to think--and then act--differently, tapping the power of every person in your organization in a disciplined manner that generates unparalleled, sustainable success that is responsive to today's most pressing challenges


The Startup Garden: How Growing a Business Grows You

Available in: Paperback
Popular media commentator and award-winning columnist, Tom Ehrenfeld has covered the small business beat for magazines such as Inc., Harvard Business Review, Newsweek, The New York Times, Boston Magazine and others. He has a loyal following on NPR's Marketplace, and is a columnist for The Industry Standard. Now, in the tradition of What Color Is Your Parachute (the most popular career/business book of the last 30 years) - which taught readers how to find a job, Ehrenfeld taps into the profound economic shifts toward entrepreneurship and in The Startup Garden he teaches readers how to create the perfect job for themselves. One out of every four adults in the United States is in the process of starting a company. The classic bestseller Growing a Business has helped millions of business owners create enterprises that are ideally suited to their owners. The current bestseller The EMyth provides entrepreneurs with the tools to stay focussed on their strengths. In the same tradition, Tom Ehrenfeld illustrates, through case study success stories, the connection between growing your personal life and growing your business. The Startup Garden guides the reader through the process of start