Lean Blog Podcast with Kevin Cahill

By deming / January 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

Lean Blog Podcast #238 – Kevin Cahill, on his Grandfather, W. Edwards Deming (download). Quote from Kevin in the podcast: Somebody at any level does have some sphere of influence that they can impact… by just thinking from a systems standpoint, by looking at the organization differently than some of the other folks who view […]

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Is There Hope…? An Introduction to Deming’s Management Ideas by Eric Budd

By deming / January 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

Eric Budd’s presentation, Is There Hope…?, at our 2015 annual conference. In Eric’s presentation he frequently asked the attendees to think and discuss or write down their ideas related to the ideas he was presenting. It is very valuable to have those listening (in a learning environment) think about what they are learning and write […]

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Reactions to “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We”

By deming / December 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

We recently announced the availability of the 1980 NBC News special report, “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We,” that introduced Dr. Deming to the USA business community. Many people have enjoyed viewing that program. Here we collect some of the reactions that have been posted online. If Japan Can, Why Can’t We? A Retrospective by […]

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Deming’s Stage 0: By What Method?

By deming / December 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Ron Moen’s presentation at The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 conference – Deming’s Stage 0: By What Method? Ron talks about W. Edwards Deming teaching a 2 week course on consumer research in Japan in 1951: that course included a section titled “the art of questioning and interviewing.” Dr. Deming had participants go out into […]

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Current Neuroscience Understanding Related to Psychology and the Theory of Knowledge

By deming / November 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Presentation by Ed Chaplin MD at our 2015 Deming Institute annual conference – It Takes An Enterprise: Current Neuroscience and Knowledge of Psychology This is really a great talk that does a great job of illustrating the importance of understanding how our brains work (psychology) and how we think (and risks in what we think […]

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Paula Marshall’s Presentation at Our 2015 Conference on Using Deming’s Ideas at The Bama Companies

By deming / November 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

Paula Marshall, CEO of The Bama Companies, tells us about her experiences with Dr. Deming and his influence on the family business in her presentation at out 2015 annual conference. Also see Paula’s presentation at the 2014 Deming Conference Webcast. Speaking of the long term relationship with McDonald’s (currently $250 million a year): McDonald’s in […]

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Riding a Bike and the Theory of Knowledge

By deming / September 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Theory of knowledge, how we know what we know, is an area that is difficult for most people to understand and see the value of. But it is very powerful and impacts and interacts with all the other aspects of the Deming management system (psychology, understanding variation and the appreciation of systems thinking). Once we […]

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Alfie Kohn on Systems Thinking, Human Behavior and Education

By deming / September 17, 2015 / 0 Comments

Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards, No Contest: the Case Against Competition and many other books on human behavior, management and education is the guest on this Deming Podcast. Alfie explains that, as a contrarian, he searched for issues where logic and research suggested certain action while practice differs from those expectations. His research […]

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People Copy Examples and Wonder Why They Don’t Succeed

By deming / September 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

People copy examples and then they wonder what is the trouble. They look at examples and without theory they learn nothing. W. Edwards Deming in The Deming of America. See a longer quote with more context. We can learn from looking at what others do well. But when we try and copy practices, processes, techniques, […]

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Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight

By deming / May 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

Keith Sparkjoy – Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight from The W. Edwards Deming Institute 2014 Annual Conference. Enjoy Keith Sparkjoy’s presentation at the 2014 W. Edwards Deming Institute conference – Discovering Deming: Cultural Evolution at Pluralsight using the webcast above. Once you understand common cause variation versus special cause variation you spend less time […]

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