The One Where I go off the Rails a bit Over Copycat Lean Six Sigma Books
Normally, my only beef with “Lean Six Sigma” books is when they state the falsehood of “Lean is for speed, and you need Six Sigma for quality.”
But, recently I've noticed that Amazon “bestsellers” in the same categories as my books seem to be bad copies of the same book. They're not exactly the same, but there are common themes:
- Authors who don't seem to be real people
- Weird “for entertainment purposes only” disclaimers
- Garbled English as if the books are written by a bot or a bad translation service
- Content that's sometimes very incorrect about Lean or Six Sigma
So I wrote this on LinkedIn:
This whole issue has bothered me more than it should. I'm trying to get my head and how and why this happens… I have more detail I could share about some of the horrible content. But, I dumped a lot of this on Twitter under the hashtags:
I apologize to those I annoyed with the Tweetstorm yesterday.
Some of those tweets:
This is exhausting. I need to stop being tempted to look inside these horrible books through my Kindle Unlimited account.Please post a comment and join the discussion. Subscribe to get notified about posts daily or weekly.