It covers Lean Accounting clearly. The book delivers a solid overview of it's purpose. How does one keep track of costs in a high-flow, minimal waste environment? In particular, how does one calculate product cost? Where does direct labor, local overhead and company overhead fit? What is the problem with absorption costing? Why do we uncritically accept full-absorption costing? How does one get consistent external financial statements while also producing lean internal controls? What adjustments are needed? These topics are well covered.
But it really covers Lean Implementation. This was my biggest surprise and a very positive one at that. This book portrays the very real difficulties in getting a Lean system started. It captures the real anger, personal problems, long hours and human barriers. It covers, from a Board level to a shop level the hurdles, both technical and human. Someone interested solely in implementing Lean could read this, skip the few parts that are especially technical on accounting and get a very accurate feel for what it takes to implement a Lean system.
Jerry has made a very good contribution to the Lean community. I recommend the book highly.
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Caring for an ill loved one is a very traumatic experience. Trying to hold on to a sense of normalacy is difficult indeed. I would highly recommend this book for anyone that is interested in reading a story of adversity, hope, and love.
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The poems are positive and hopeful. And they are written in a form that can be easily understood. I enjoyed them immensely.
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The reason I know it is valuable and the reason I give it 5 stars is this: every time I have a problem or run across something I don't know how to do, I open this book. Then I quickly and easily find the solution. That makes the book good as gold as far as I am concerned.
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It would have been even better if more details were included: some system mechanisms are mentioned, but the details are left out (particularly on LPCs). Also, the book is not oriented toward experimenting with the system by means of writing kernel mode code: nearly all of the experiments are based on the usage of tools. I think the book could have had room for something more if a number of pages of data structures listing (returned by Kd commands) were left out, particularly since these listings have very few comments and therefore add very little to what everyone can get from the debugger.
The only problem with this book is that, inspite of being huge, it is only one volume. I think Windows 2000 is too extensive to fit in one book, and though the book is great for getting at many of the principles, you need to look at the DDK/SDK documentation to get more details, and actually use them in your work. At this level the book provides a great starting point to delve into OS internals, but perhaps someone needs to write a book for each chapter to do justice.
If you appreciate a good OS and an even better manual on it...Buy This Book...
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Detective Kevin Lynch is contacted by Daneen, Kenya's mother. She beseeches him to help her locate her child. Detective Lynch feels an obligation to the child and his childhood friend, the alleged father of Kenya, so he immediately begins to investigate her disappearance. The prime suspect is Sonny and he is on the run, motivated by greed and his desire to escape the Bridge. In the midst of searching for these two, people die, cars crash and tempers flare. Detective Lynch is suspended when one police chase causes the death of a popular judge. He becomes the fall guy for the police department. Unofficially he continues the search for Kenya looking for answers at the Bridge.
This book is filled with twists that will lead you in one direction then another angle is revealed that turns you in the opposite way. There are flashbacks into the past of the characters which help you understand what motivates them. Combine this with exciting police chases and graphic murder scenes and you have a good police drama read. If you like the suspense/ thriller novels of authors such as Gary Hardwick, you will enjoy this one.
The bridge for me was a story of hope. Mr. Jones makes you hope for the people in the book. He makes you believe that things can and will get better for the chacters. That the story of the Bridge and those stories of the chacrters individual lives will all end happily. He easily blends this theme of hope with the reality of life in a way that is just too real. The ending of the book is the completion of an emotional ride that leaves you tired.
Bravo Mr. Jones!!! I hope that you continue to write books as well and better then your first two projects.
Daneen feels as if she has nowhere to turn. Her daughter, Kenya, is missing and she is determined to find her to make right all the wrongs that she has put her through. Daneen is a recovering crack addict, who frequently abused Kenya, and finally left her to live with her Aunt Judy in a crackhouse. She calls on Detective Lynch, a childhood friend, to help aid in the search for her missing child.
Judy, Kenya's aunt and guardian, lives only to make money off of her thriving crack business and to love her business partner/lover, Sonny. Although she is saddened by her niece's disappearance, she puts her allegiance to Sonny first, despite the fact that he is the primary suspect.
Daneen's brother, Darnell, also joins in the search for Kenya. He is also addicted to crack, but tries to put his problems aside to help search for his niece. As time goes on, you wonder if Darnell has ulterior motives in helping with the search, and Darnell has several skeletons in his closet that further hinder the investigation.
These characters all come together in a deadly game of cat and mouse that will expose secrets and change lives. Filled with suspense, twists and turns, THE BRIDGE is a fast-paced novel that will leave you breathless. Solomon Jones does an excellent job portraying the desperate, deviant lives of addicts, and of those living in the ghetto. Yet he intertwines characters with good morals and high values, which are able to overcome the many obstacles that life in the projects presents. I really enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. I cannot wait to see what Solomon Jones comes up with next.
Reviewed by Latoya Carter-Qawiyy
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