ALL OF MY BOOKS
MY BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING BOOKS
These two books allowed me to start my own consulting practice. The first one was the number 40 best-selling business book in 1994. Here is a link on Amazon to both books, but you can find them on other sites as well. Note that I no longer get royalties from these books.
AUTOMATING BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING: BREAKING THE TQM BARRIER
From the Publisher: This volume introduces — for managers and technicians alike — two innovative concepts designed to augment the basically non-scientific and philosophical Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Improvement approaches to business improvement (CI) — 1) Process Engineering — the application of systems analysis techniques to the study of human processes, and 2) Computer Aided Process Re-engineering (CAPR) Technology — a highly graphical, object-oriented technology designed to facilitate modeling and simulation of business processes. CAPR technology provides the capability of predicting the effect of process changes in cost, time-to- completion, quality, etc., before an organization implements them — a capability not available with traditional CI and TQM concepts. Explains how the power of modeling and simulation can be used to create effective changes in business process, and how costly counter-productive or non-productive changes can be avoided. Offers practical examples of process and quality improvement, and a “how to” guide for getting started in computer aided process improvement.
AUTOMATING BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING: USING THE POWER OF VISUAL SIMULATION STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE AND PROFIT (2ND EDITION)
From the Publisher: It’s about the capability to drive intelligent enterprise decision-making, enabling users to make strategic business decisions based on predictive outcomes through the use of simulation and modeling, impacting every key functional area of an organization. The power of simulation and modelling is clearly illustrated in case study after case study in the book, and demonstrates how widespread its use could and should be as a decision-making tool to improve performance and profit and increase the competitive advantage of an organization.
User Review: A new culture in the management of changes: In this book is developed the way to manage changes in engineering processes, demonstrating the power of simulation really. Hansen has obtained the wanted theory-practice binomial, which is not common in business literature. I think that a phrase that summarizes properly his work in this book is: “if an engineer doesn’t measure, can’t control anything”, although surely Hansen would say “business man” instead of “engineer”.
MY KAYAKING BOOKS
In the few years I’ve been whitewater kayaking I’ve discovered that a lot of people love kayaking in general. If you look at billboards and TV commercials, you’ll see more and more references to kayaks. It is a very popular sport as well as a very social sport. You can put as much or as little effort into kayaking as you like and still have a great time. Like everything else, though, the more effort you make the more enjoyment you will have. I believe that having as much information as you can before you start making the effort will make the learning process go more smoothly, especially when you are starting off at an older age. I wrote this book to encourage “mature” people to investigate whitewater kayaking and to provide as much information as I can so they have a better idea of what to expect than I did when I began. I’m going to present a lot of information that will speed up the process of getting into some real rapids. I’ll also address the cost of whitewater kayaking which, once you have your initial set of equipment, is not that great—the rivers are pretty much free, after all.
A BOOMER’S GUIDE TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING (PAPERBACK)
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2mQpWmV
A BOOMER’S GUIDE TO WHITEWATER KAYAKING (KINDLE EDITION)
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2llRr7t
MY NSA BOOKS
While there are a few books published by NSA insiders there are none that that describe the internal squabbling that permeates the agency and the impact of the NSA culture on the Intelligence Community. It contains all the elements of a good spy novel – backroom politics, misappropriated funds, dubious contracting practices, scandals, guerrilla warfare, hostile takeovers and personal vendettas. One person who witnessed the events described in the book said, “I really think thrill seekers, conspiracy theorists, and generally hardworking Americans will want to read this—it’s shrouded in so much mystery, people are craving any insight.”
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2ljII5I
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2mqgOF7
Susan Smith wants to kill her husband. She has a plan – a great plan. She just has to find another Susan Smith who looks like her, a double if you will. Given that there are more than 10,000 women named Susan Smith in the United States, that wouldn’t be too hard. Finding someone desperate enough to take part in her plan might be a bit more difficult.
But Susan Smith finds her double and pulls off her plan without a hitch. There’s one slight problem she didn’t anticipate – her body double has murderous plans of her own.
Here is the link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SHKs53
YOU CANNOT BE SIRIUS!
John Walker had a surprise in mind for his wife. His satellite radio had a surprise in store for him. The voice on the radio, a person named Zell, offers to solve all of John’s problems for him. In return, John has to agree to a small, insignificant payback.
Insignificant, of course, is a relative term, especially when you are dealing with the Devil.
Here is the link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2lm4oOD
Jack Coletree is a serial killer. Tina Jean Plumb is a serial killer. After unusual circumstances – very unusual circumstances – bring them together, the bodies start piling up in the backwater town of Trident, Texas. When Tina decides to get out of town and start a new life, she has to decide who she can trust. It turns out that the obvious answer isn’t always the right answer.
AUTHOR NOTES: 1. The plot of this story has more twists than a corkscrew. You will not be able to figure out the ending until…well…the ending. 2. There are a lot of hardened criminals in this story, so it makes ample use of profanity.
Here is a link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2mPE8wr
THE MECHANICAL MAGISTRATE
There’s no such thing as the truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Awakened after being cryogenically frozen for forty years, Phillip Rolfe, a death row inmate, is cleared of his wife’s murder by The Mechanical Magistrate, an infallible piece of machinery that has replaced juries and judges.
There is also someone who has replaced God – Dr. Jalen Walker, the megalomaniacal inventor of The Mechanical Magistrate. Dr. Walker controls every aspect of life in the compound he has created, using a zero-tolerance policy to ensure compliance to his will.
Phillip decides to search for his son, the only witness to the murder. Walker, extracting a promise from Phillip that he will return to the compound, sets hi free into a landscape so ravaged by disease that only ten percent of the population has survived.
When Phillip’s son is found, their reunion is not quite Phillip expected. Worse, Walker takes control of that situation as well, with disastrous results. Tired of Walker’s control of his life, Phillip decides to use The Mechanical Magistrate against him.
Phillip decides that he wants to be God, and he knows how to do it. He knows something that Walker does not – the Mechanical Magistrate is not infallible, after all.
Here is a link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2l9fdDK
Everyone in Space Command considers Kathryn Timms to be
perfect. Not only is she the most beautiful woman in the galaxy, but she’s also
just saved Earth from an alien invasion. Now she’s a hero, but one with a
problem – she’s broken some laws and is awaiting her punishment.
Kathryn, however, is not to be punished. She cannot understand why until she learns an awful truth about her past. Her new reality causes her to reconsider her path forward and, not only her survival, but the survival of others around her.
Here is a link on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2mlYUDA