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Eric Stoop
In 1982, W. Edward Deming’s Out of the Crisis (MIT Press, 2000 reprint) outlined 14 points by which companies could learn from his success in helping to drive the industrial boom of post-World...
    Developmental biologist Matthew Scott and I went from purely basic biological research in our lab at Stanford University, to discovering a target for drug development, to identifying a drug for a pediatric brain cancer called medulloblastoma, to a clinical trial—all within five years and for just $...
    Visioning beyond the customer is the responsibility of every person interested in a competitive advantage. What do Bill Marriott, Ray Kroc, and Al Hopkins have in common? No, they are not all people of wealth and fame. In fact, Hopkins is a small-town accountant and part-time preacher. They all...
    The role of quality starts with product design and moves rapidly across the supply chain to the selling and buying experience, which includes the bidding process. When operating a formal continuous process improvement program, nearly all manufacturing engineers are tasked with some level of quality...
    When Amelia Earhart took off in 1937 to fly around the world, people had been flying airplanes for only about 35 years. When she tried to fly across the Pacific, she—and the world—knew it was risky. She didn’t make it and was declared dead in January 1939. In the 80 years since then, many other...

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