About the study sessions
Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Pacific Time, from October 30 through November 15. Participants will discuss Dr. W. Edwards Deming's last book, The New Economics. The course is open to all - repeat participants and first timers are equally welcome.
About the series
We will read two chapters (or so) before each of six sessions then connect to share ideas about what we have read.
Not all participants are able to join all six sessions. Participating more is better, but you are welcome to attend as your schedule allows.
At each session of the series, we will have supplemental information aimed at provoking additional thought.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about the study sessions, please email [email protected]
Tim Higgins is President of the In2:InThinking Network, and Quality Engineer for NASA, based in Los Angeles, California.
Following a brief career as an educator in a public school system, Tim shifted careers and joined the rocket engine industry, employed by “Rocketdyne” (a division of Rockwell, then Boeing, followed by Pratt & Whitney, and now integrated with Aerojet). Along the way, Tim was introduced to Dr. Deming’s theory of management and, upon reflection, realized his inclinations against grades in school, while serving as a teacher, could be explained through his appreciation of Profound Knowledge. For a short time, Tim was a member of Rocketdyne’s TQM Office, where he was introduced to the thinking of Genichi Taguchi and partnered with peers to create Rocketdyne’s pioneering “InThinking Roadmap” curriculum. The subsequent focus on thinking modes led to his contributions as a co-founder of the In2:InThinking Network, a non-profit for which he now serves as president.
In 2009, Tim crossed the employment bridge from the contractor side (“Rocketdyne”) to the customer side (NASA), inspired the proposition of assuming a role that would help Rocketdyne become a better contractor.
Guided by his extraordinary experiences as a quality advisor, Tim has led 14-hour study sessions for Dr. Deming’s The New Economics for the past 12+ years, under the sponsorship of “Rocketdyne.” Beginning in 2017, these sessions, comprised of seven 2-hour calls, are being sponsored by The W. Edwards Deming Institute®. Led by Tim, participants share their interpretations and questions of The New Economics, chapter-by-chapter, covering 2 chapters in each 2-hour session.
GoToWebinar will be used as the conference line for the sessions. The call-in and login information will be provided to you upon registering.
The book is The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education 2nd Edition by W. Edwards Deming ISBN: 9780262541169. Available in Kindle format. Please obtain your book and for the first session read the introductory text and the first two chapters.
From the back cover of the Fourth printing of the 2nd Edition of The New Economics: This book is for people in industry, government and education who are living under the tyranny of the prevailing style of management.
At A Glance
- Monday, October 30, 2017
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017
- Twitter: #Deming
Time 3:00 - 4:30 PST
- Monday, Oct 30
- Wednesday, Nov 1
- Monday, Nov 6
- Wednesday, Nov 8
- Monday, Nov 13
- Wednesday, Nov 15
Who Should Attend
The Study Sessions are open to anyone seeking to improve their understanding of Dr. Deming's theory of management, also known as the System of Profound Knowledge.
For first-time participants, in preparation for these sessions, we recommend listening to our feature podcast on these sessions at http://podcast.deming.org/the-new-economics-study-sessions-hosted-by-tim-higgins-for-the-deming-institute