Chassing the Rabbit
Book Critique “Chasing the Rabbit”
May 31, 2012
This book “Chasing the Rabbit” by Steven Spear was a difficult read for me, I didn’t like that it didn’t flow easily like the “Hug your customer” book by Jack Mitchell. This is supposed to be a good read book, but I honestly wasn’t impressed. I don’t like all his focus on Toyota and other industries. I’m assuming the goal of this book was to show us different challenges that organization may face while they are all on the chase for the rabbit or money or success I should say. I get that the main focus of a company is to bring in revenue and to compete with other companies in their industry, but I don’t see why he need to focus so much of the book on Toyota’s success, I get that his little stories showed us ...view middle of the document...
I like the capability 3: “Sharing new knowledge throughout the organization” (pg 25-26) I think that was a great idea, lots of time things happen in a company and you don’t know about it until months later, so I agree once you have new knowledge of something let everyone else know so we can all be on the same page. Let’s all do the job the same way, if you don’t tell me what’s going on I wont be able to do the job the correct way so communicating the what’s what is very important in the business world
Some of these short stories we could have done without, I didn’t really care for reading them all. I did like how he showed all the different mechanism’s on the cause of death for Mrs. Grant. That was an interesting way of seeing the nurse’s mistake and who we should really blame. It was like watching the blame game happen, but he didn’t really blame anyone he just put it in our minds that the blame should happen somewhere. I think it got complicated once he tried to explain to us how the errors were seen in the hospital example. The stories were a stretch, even though most of them were intriguing.
My thought on this book is I could have gone without reading it, I don’t feel like I learned anything from it and I feel like it was a much dragged out book. The minor things in the book that I did like were very minor. I had great hope for this book especially after I read Jack’s book I thought this book would be more on that aspect not like this. I can’t relate from much of the book and I don’t see it being useful for me like I hoped it would have been. I don’t want to compare the books but I Steven book might be more beneficial when I’m further in my business career. A lot of points I couldn’t get so I’m assuming it one of those things you have to experience to get.