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Formula X

Jurriaan Kamer – Rini Van Solingen

Entrepreneurship

Formula X is a business fable about speed, leadership and organizational change. Many organizations struggle to adapt to our fundamentally faster world. For companies and professionals, it often feels like they have to make an ultimate choice: quality or speed.
About the book
Formula X is a business fable about speed, leadership and organizational change. Many organizations struggle to adapt to our fundamentally faster world. For companies and professionals, it often feels like they have to make an ultimate choice: quality or speed. But speed does not have to result in bad work–and Formula 1 motor racing proves this. Within the two weeks between races, they perform the enormous job of analyzing all data, designing and producing new components, shipping, assembling and testing. How do they do that? And what can we learn from F1 in applying these lessons to our workplaces? Formula X tells the story of Ronald Park, director of a large kitchen manufacturer. He will lose his job if he fails to significantly reduce the delivery time of his kitchens to under two weeks. As he takes up this challenge, he manages to get his organization closer to this goal, step by step. He receives unexpected help from the team captain of a well-known Formula 1 team. Ronald successfully implements several F1 lessons in his company. But just when Ronald thinks he made it, things change to the worse. How will he manage? How will he keep his company alive? In Formula X you will learn the secrets to reaching extreme acceleration in your organization
About the Author
Jurriaan Kamer and Rini van Solingen Book ImageJurriaan Kamer is a speaker, organization designer, and transformation coach at The Ready. He specializes in making organizations more human, more adaptive, and faster. He is a big fan of Formula 1 racing and everything related to the future of work. Jurriaan lives in Utrecht, Netherlands Rini van Solingen is a tenured professor at the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands and CTO of Prowareness We-On. He is also the author of The Power of Scrum, Scrum for Managers, and How to lead self-managing teams. Rini lives in Delft, Netherlands
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Reviews

Formula X reads like an exciting adventure, full of insights for organizations that want to be in the market faster and act more decisively. The key message is that self-managing, multidisciplinary teams, focusing on clear goals and on continuous innovation and value creation, will become winners for the customer. Leaders can take-away a law of nature by understanding how weight and inertia will slow you down, and that diversity, rhythm, and rituals help to make teams stronger and perform better. A good formula for learning organizations in dynamic markets!

Jeroen Tas,
Chief Innovation & Strategy Officer, Philips

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Faced with the need for acceleration in organizations, this book is very accessible for everyone and contains useful and smart tools. Let’s get started!

Wilma van Dijk,
Director Safety, Security & Environment, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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A faster organization is a struggle for many companies. An amazing book, that makes clear that you learn easiest from companies outside of your market, instead of your competitors. The way this book explains how to increase the speed and ultimately the success of an organization is unique and stimulating for anyone who wants to lead a faster team or organization.

Harry Brouwer,
CEO, Unilever Food Solutions