Book recommendations

Books I'm currently reading -

Why we should read daily.

Reading is a tool we use to open ourselves to new ideas, ways of thinking and methods to use in our lives.

It allows the greats from the past (and present day) to past on their knowledge to us, our job is not just read but to decide if we accept those ideas if different from our own, update our understanding and put it into practice to better ourselves and others.


Lean & Six Sigma

  1. The Lean Toolbox: A Handbook for Lean Transformation – John Bicheno & Matthias Holweg
  2. Factory Physics – Wallace Hopp
  3. The Machine that changed the world – James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones & Daniel Roos
  4. Lean Thinking – James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones
  5. Out of Crisis – W. Edwards Deming
  6. The Goal – Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  7. The Mind of a Fox – Chantell Llbury
  8. The Visual Factory – Michel Greif
  9. Lean Design: Value Quality Profit – Sandy Munro
  10. The McGraw-Hill 36 hour course: Lean Six Sigma – Shahbaz Shahbazi & Sheila Shaffie
  11. A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System – Shigeo Shingo
  12. Study of ‘Toyota’ Production System from Industrial Engineering Viewpoint – Shigeo Shingo

Engineering - Reference Material

  1. The Ref – Engineers Reference Handbook – Swiss Tech
  2. Engineers Black Book –
  3. Machinery’s Handbook – Erik Oberg & Franklin D. Jones
  4. Zeus Precision Data Charts and Reference Tables for Drawing Office, Toolroom & Workshop
  5. Engineer’s Data Book – IMechE
  6. Mitutoyo Quick Guide to Precision Measuring Instruments – Mitutoyo

Biographies - To be inspired

  1. Bill Gates (The road ahead isn’t his Biography, however it’s a good read)
  2. Nikola Tesla
  3. Elon Musk
  4. Albert Einstein
  5. Nelson Mandela
  6. Warren Buffett
  7. Benjamin Franklin