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Guru Review from Matthew May: Simple Excellence

Matthew May writes about the new book Simple Excellence: Organizing and Aligning the Management Team in a Lean Transformation for American Express OpenForum readers. (from the Archives, 2010) Big Idea: Take Henry David Thoreau’s plea to “Simplify, simplify, simplify!” and combine …
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Mark Graban Interview – Simple Excellence, Adam’s new book

Podcast #105 is a conversation with the co-authors of the new book Simple Excellence: Organizing and Aligning the Management Team in a Lean Transformation from Productivity Press. They are Adam Zak, a regular guest blogger here on Leanblog.org and Lean-focused …
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Secrets of Learning About People – Business 901 Podcast with Adam Zak

This Business901 podcast is a two-part series with Adam Zak.  Joe Dager invited Adam to discuss a few of his secrets behind learning about people and engaging them in meaningful dialogue about themselves.  (from the Archives, 2013)

Lean Thinking About Value Enhancement – Business 901 Podcast with Adam Zak

Joe Dager of the Business901 podcast interviews  Adam Zak about Simple Excellence: Organizing and Aligning the Management Team in a Lean Transformation, Adam’s new book just out from CRC Press. (from the Archives, 2010) “During the podcast I was able to ask questions …
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Constancy of Purpose, from LeanConnections, May, 2009.

W. Edwards Deming, who in 1982 started off his 14 Points for Management with this simple proposition: “Create constancy of purpose.” It’s been more than a quarter century since Deming formulated his principles, but his advice has as much meaning …
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