The New Economics Book Discussion Group

By John Hunter, founder of

Aerojet-Rocketdyne has been running group discussions of Dr. Deming’s book by phone for years.

Beginning Monday, 4 November, 2013, and continuing from 3 – 5 pm Pacific time on the dates listed below, via phone we will be discussing The New Economics by W. Edwards Deming.

The Aerojet-Rocketdyne course visits another area along “An InThinking Roadmap” and is open to anyone, Aerojet-Rocketdyne employee or not. The purpose of this note is to let you know of the opportunity. You may “register” by sending a note to on or before 28 October 2013 indicating your intention to participate in the series. Repeat participants in the series and first timers are equally welcome.

The book is The New Economics for Government, Industry, Education 2nd Edition by W. Edwards Deming. Please plan to obtain your copy of the book in time to prepare for the first session by reading 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.

Learn about Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge – the knowledge needed for transformation to a new style of management. Understand how to create product and service to achieve sustainability, innovation and continually improving results. Explore the reasons to abolish performance reviews on the job and grades in schools. Discover why cooperation, not competition, is the engine of success. Find out how to develop pride in work and joy in learning.

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. We will conduct a seventh session relating what we may have learned to current events at work, at home, or in the news.

Typically, not all participants are able to join all seven sessions. Though participating more is better, the series is not an attendance contest.

At each session of the series, we will have supplemental information aimed at provoking additional thought.

How to participate
Aerojet-Rocketdyne will arrange a free call-in number for Aerojet-Rocketdyne employees and for non-employees in the USA. [Non-employee callers from abroad can connect via phone at their expense.]

Please register by 28 October 2013 indicating your intention to participate in the series.

Monday 4 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm (all times are USA Pacific time)
Wednesday 6 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Monday 11 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 13 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Monday 18 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday 20 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Monday 25 November 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Related: How Did We Do on the Test? (Bill Bellows)The Essential Deming – New Book on Dr. Deming’s WorkAsking Questions to Initiate New Thinking

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