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Podcast #176 – Norman Bodek, The Harada Method


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bodek-haradaJoining me once again for episode #176 is my good friend Norman Bodek, who has been a guest many times here. Today, we are talking about his latest book, The Harada Method: The Spirit of Self-Reliance. You can also learn more about the book and Norman's workshops at his website, As always, it's great to hear Norman talk about his interests and what he has learned in his trips to Japan, including Harada's work.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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  1. Kennie Yallop says

    I have already read this book over 5 five times. Each time reading, it gives me new insight and excitement, recall back as same feeling as when I read Deming’s book of out of the Crisis. I started to practice with the forms you sent to me and wrote the diary for a week. Surprisingly, I feel my change since the third day of writing! Now, I am back to the book again and try to work out the details systematically. Urgently need a mentor for myself, and lot of questions, I will bring them to your workshop soon. thanks Norman!

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