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    I am now using this blog to re-post some comments I make other blogs. For my full management blog see the Curious Cat Management Blog

    Monday, May 02, 2005

    Brain Joiner on Dr. Deming

    Topic: Management Improvement

    The Spring 2005 MAQIN newsletter includes an interesting piece on a recent MAQIN event where the life and work of Dr. W. Edwards Deming was celebrated.

    Dr. Brain Joiner, author of Fourth Generation Management, gave a toast that included several Dr. Deming quotes:
    • Best efforts are not enough, you have to know what to do.
    • A numerical goal without a method is nonsense.
    • The most useful numbers are unknown and unknowable.
    • Where there is fear you do not get honest figures.

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