Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Learning About Lean

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TIME.com: 10 Questions for Jeff Bezos — Aug. 01, 2005:



“HERE'S A QUESTION YOU PROBABLY HEAR ALL THE TIME: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY? [Laughs.] I read a book recently about Toyota's lean production methodology, which is very interesting.”

This isn't too surprising, considering that Amazon's chief operations person, Jeff Wilke, is a former manufacturing guy from Allied Signal (now Honeywell) who has been bringing Six Sigma (and now I assume lean) principles to Amazon the past few years.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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