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Speech by Dr. Deming to Japanese Business Leaders in 1950

Several speeches are mentioned in the various biographical sketches of Dr. Deming and his impact on Japanese management. In particular a talk he gave at the Mt. Hakone Conference center in 1950 seems to have been important. Attendees included the top industrial managers, representing an estimated 75% of industrial capital base of Japan at that …

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Dr. Deming Video: A Theory of a System for Educators and Managers

This Video with W. Edwards Deming, Russell Ackoff and David Langford discussing education. Lloyd Dobbins brings together the comments of those 3. This is part of one of the videos in the Deming Library which explores Deming’s ideas and brings in experts on various topics to explore this ideas with Dr. Deming. The video includes …

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Psychology – Managing Human Systems

The System Of Profound Knowledge® (SoPK) is the culmination of W. Edwards Deming’s work on management. The four areas of the system are: appreciation for a system, knowledge of variation, theory of knowledge and psychology. This post explores the psychology in the context of Dr. Deming’s management philosophy. Many only recall Dr. Deming’s thoughts on …

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The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

The W. Edwards Deming Institute is proud to announce our first blog. The aim of The W. Edwards Deming Institute® is to foster understanding of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge™ to advance commerce, prosperity and peace. With the blog we aim to further the aim of the institute. Dr. Deming’s personal aim was to …

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