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To learn more about Stream Theory and its building blocks, see the resources below.

Stream Theory. An Employee-Centered Hybrid Management System for Achieving a Cultural Shift through Prioritizing Problems, Illustrating Solutions, and Enabling Engagement.

By: Dmitriy Neganov

When a company addresses three core needs of its employees for purpose, direction, and engagement, it maximizes the output of its people without having to push them. A balance between quality and quantity can be established, taking a more thoughtful approach to growth. Long and short-term investments can be connected back to the ultimate company purpose with full transparency and required flexibility. Innovation will be possible as the result of properly aligned strategic priorities. All of this flows out of an employee-centric model of management.

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How to Win Friends & Influence People.

By Dale Carnegie. 

A best-selling classic about interacting with people in a way that can change your life. Helped lay the foundation for a sincere goal of solving people's problems and prioritizing the employees.

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Out of The Crisis.

By W. Edwards Deming. 

Detailed explanation of Deming's 14 Points that laid the foundation for most management frameworks used today. A "must read" for any management professional. Instrumental in addressing the needs for purpose and direction, as outlined in Stream Theory.

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement.

By Eliyahu Goldratt.

Introduction of the main principles of the Theory of Constraints and their application in real-life. Concepts and tools that heavily influenced the process of goal definition and change planning, described in Stream Theory.

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The Decalogue. Deming and Goldratt, the Theory of Constraints and the System of Profound Knowledge. 

By: Domenico Lepore and Oded Cohen

A ten-step process for building a systemic organization and managing complex change. Effectively combined the teachings of Goldratt and Deming, eliminating their shortcomings that limited their full potential in modern day application. Laid the groundwork for further buildout of a hybrid management framework.


Agile Software Development with Scrum.

By Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle.

The first introduction of Agile methods for faster end-product delivery in software development. Played a key role in defining the process of addressing the core needs of employees of direction and engagement, as outlined in Stream Theory.


Drive. The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.

By: Daniel Pink


Explanation of how gamification can help motivate people by giving them a sense of autonomy and mastery. Principles outlined in the book provided the base for creating and applying new concepts to help fulfill the employee need for engagement.


High Output Management.

By Andrew Grove. 

The introduction of the OKR principles used at Intel in the 1970s and later applied at Google and many other enterprises. A simple, yet profound model for setting tangible objectives that are echoed throughout Stream Theory, especially in addressing the needs for purpose and direction.


SAFe 5.0 Distilled: Achieving Business Agility with the Scaled Agile Framework.

By Richard Knaster and Dean Leffingwell. 

Describes framework principles and applications for scaling Agile that help build a product-driven organization. A common framework used in hybrid models today. Was instrumental in validating Stream Theory's principles and techniques, along with their applicability in the digital space.


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

By: Project Management Institute

Serves as the widely accepted foundation for the process of project management, providing a standard algorithm for initiating, executing and closing projects. Integrates well with other methodologies and tools which impact how the basic framework is executed.

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