Thursday, September 06, 2007

Consumers will have less useful time and energy in the years ahead


Lean Solutions
James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones


The consumer’s dilemma in the current century is not merely about an increasing number of consumption decisions to make, in the face of a barrage of categories of products and suppliers. A more important problem is that the boundary between consumption and production is getting blurred with “the evolution of the production process, facilitated by information technology and the steady introduction of more personal capital goods,” which claims more of the c onsumer’s unpaid time!

As a result, “most consumers will actually have less useful time and energy in the years ahead,” foresee James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones in Lean Solutions ( http://www.crosswordbookstores.com/).

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