A Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints
Advanced Section – PowerPoint
Presentations – Jaques, Polanyi, & Quintaves
A number of people have “seen” commonality between
the work of Elliott Jaques and Eli Goldratt.
I think that some of this is superficial resemblance – such as the
layers in the Strategy and Tactics Trees.
There is, however, a much deeper and more fundamental relationship.
The link below is to my powerpoint. It is in .ppsx format, that is it is a
slideshow. It should download and run
in presentation mode for you. If
experience shows that it opens in editing mode, and your system offers the
prompt “open, save, save as” then select save and then open and it will run
Since about 2007 when I first became aware of
Jerry Harvey’s work, and then that of Elliott Jaques, I have wondered about
his “thing” that Jaques called a quintave.
A repeating structure of ways of thinking that we all cycle through as
we progress through childhood and adulthood.
I asked people – many people – and no one seemed to know. I may simply not have gone back far enough
into his earlier work. Nevertheless,
recently, the pieces fell into place, and with that also a tentative
understanding of the relationship to the Thinking Processes. Have a look, see what you think.
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