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January 21, 2009

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Hey Rob, what are some of your favorite business books? Do any of Deming's make your list?

I have just read a handred pages. ( I am reading W.Edwards Deming in English now.)

German versus Japanese… That is funny. Sometimes people insist like, “America is the best. Japan is the best… Otherwise, Our peoples are the best…” Actually, when I started to live in the US, I used to think in daily life that Japanese products, service are the best and, and… But as I adapt myself in US, some parts of my idea have been changed slowly. Nationality and which country makes advance are not matters. Such an idea is caused by prejudice. “Prejudice is born from Ignorance.” I thought that I would keep being in blindness unless I learn this fact. We have given influence and been given influence about many things in the world, and how we think about those things and how we learn after that… That is more important.

Those interested in learning more about might be interested in: Deming on Management and Deming related posts on the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog.

W. Edwards Deming did help Toyota with the Toyota production system, but TPS isn't a statistical method. TWI (training within industries), Shigeo Shingo, Taiichi Ohno, Henry Ford, US Supermarkets, and many others contributed heavily to TPS. Ford and GM and Chrystler still havent caught up, hence the major financial losses for the last few years. TPS is not just about quality, but it is an entire management system.

well this blog is great i love reading your articles.

So cute! I already like you on FB and also get your posts on Google Reader. :)

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