Shingo Prize Winning Books


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So is the Shingo Prize more indicative of book quality than it is for lean company performance?

Either way, congrats to Jim Womack, Dan Jones, Freddy Balle, and Michael Balle for their Shingo winning books.

Lean Solutions: I've read the book and we've discussed it much here on the blog, with the Q&A sessions Jim Womack did. There are some provocative ideas here and a lot of waste identification in consumer processes. But, I'm afraid some of the ideas here won't be well received by those in a position to eliminate the waste. Still, good reading.

The Gold Mine: I haven't read this one yet. It's a novel, ala The Goal. Does anyone have comments or reviews on this one?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Anonymous says

    The Gold Mine was aweful. As a story line, it’s a cheap knockoff of The Goal. Zero originality. And the education of lean is at a level already covered a hundred times over. Nothing new added to the knowledge base here. Don’t waste a tree.

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