How can anyone know “everything without knowing anything”? Based on the Information Measurement Theory (IMT) individuals can take simple information combined with deductive logic and increase their learning speed by five times. They can minimize the need to collect and analyze detailed information to understand the cause and effect of reality. They can use natural laws and logic to simplify their lives. They can find out who they are, why they are different and how they can enjoy a better life with less stress and worry. They will also be able to apply the same reasoning to quickly understand other people. With this increased understanding, an individual can release the stress and worry caused by “seemingly unpredictable” events happening around them by knowing that they alone control their life. They will be able to see into the future.
For a more advanced application of the BVA, you can add the “How to know everything: Vol.2 Book” to make a comprehensive book set.
We live in a fast-changing world. Information systems, automation and robotics are infiltrating every sector of our “information world”. There is a movement to increase the value of services by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness. Dr. Dean Kashiwagi proposes that the only way to do this is by identifying and utilizing expertise. He proposes that experts think less and make minimal decisions. He proposes through the Information Measurement Theory (IMT) that due to their limited knowledge, non-expert supply chain stakeholders are currently “thinking and making decisions” to attempt to minimize risk.
This advanced application of IMT shows that the ideal method to increase value and performance of services is to automate human decision making by analyzing the performance metrics which describe the capability of each service provider. The conclusion is a clear description of the Best Value expert: the “information worker” of the future. This book addresses different applications in the last three years of how an “information worker” can truly “know almost everything without knowing anything”.
About the Author:
- Dean Kashiwagi is a professor at Arizona State University’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and Director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG).
- Kashiwagi has developed a system that streamlines the process of purchasing and contract management so that the most qualified vendors are selected and empowered to perform their expertise at an optimal level. These books explain the theory behind the system, give examples of its implementation, and provide detailed instructions on how to implement.
The technology has been tested over 1800 times totaling over $6 Billion ($4.2B in construction projects and $2.2B in non-construction/professional service projects) with a 98% success rate since 1994.
With every purchase of the book set, we will be including the newest book “How to know everything without knowing everything”. It is a condensed version of both books that can be read in one night. It contains everything necessary for professionals to learn and implement the Best Value Approach.