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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, July 04, 2005

    BBC Radio Program on Deming

    BBC radio has an online podcast of a discussion of W. Edwards Deming's ideas. As far as I can tell the program is available for downloading just for the next couple days (I am exploring if we can find a way to make the program available online permanently - if anyone has experience working with BBC and has some helpful info please let me know).

    The program is "In Business" on BBC 4. Peter Day moderates the discussion with guests:

    Norman Speirs
    European Director, Management Wisdom

    Hazel Cannon
    Leader of the Deming Forum

    Jane Seddon
    Process Management International

    Debbie Ray
    Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio

    Myron Tribus
    former professor MIT and Dartmouth Universities in America

    David Wormald
    Managing Director, Raflatac

    Nick Baxter
    Chief Executive and Founder of Cornerstone International

    I definitely encourage those interested in Deming's ideas to listen to the podcast. The discussion provides a good overview of the basic concepts (exploring why Deming's ideas are not "that Quality stuff that we did years ago"), a short history of Deming ideas and the state of affairs now. It is not an advanced tutorial for those who have been working with these ideas and now what to know how to solve specific issues they have run across. For those interested in applying Deming's ideas, as always, I suggest: The Leadership Handbook, Fourth Generation Management and the Improvement Guide (for more see: books to start with and the

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