It's quite early in the process, so we don't know what form a collaboration with Norman will take yet…but we want to give you an insight on what we have been talking to Norman about with regard to his digital library. We are really excited about the prospect of helping him to share some of this valuable knowledge with people. Please let us know by using the form below, whether you are interested in future news about the Bodek Digital Library.
The video is 2:25mins and he talks about the trove of documents that he scanned before his recent move from the US to Japan. As he mentions, this includes information from the likes of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, Dr. Ryuji Fukuda, Taiichi Ohno and more.
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If you don't know Norman, take a quick look at my previous post, and here's some other biographical info about him…
In 1979, after...
Are you familiar with a phrase that refers to someone with someone with so much knowledge, it's likely that they have forgotten more than you currently know? Well, Norman Bodek is the embodiment of this.
In 2017, Steve Mitchell introduced us to Norman and we asked him to open LAST Conference in Melbourne as one of a double-header of opening speakers. The other being Dr Peter Senge. Some highlights of that session can be seen above.
In case you don't know his story, he is responsible for bringing some of the great Japanese management books to the English speaking world by having translated and then published dozens of their books, including the works of Taiichi Ohno and Dr. Shigeo Shingo, famed figures in the Toyota Production System story. He also taught a "Best of Japanese management" course at Portland State University. Norman created the Shingo Prize with Dr. Vern Beuhler at Utah State University, as well as being inducted Industry Week magazine's Manufacturing Hall of...
Arash Arabi has been doing an interview series with some people with something to say, including members of the LAST Clubhouse, Dan Prager and Alidad Hamidi.
Last week, he asked me to give him an update on the LAST Clubhouse. The interview is embedded above. For a more in-depth look into the thinking behind the Clubhouse, see my previous blog post.
PS - Don't forget that there's a great innovation workshop coming up from Fred Etiemble and Pete Cohen, this Friday. It's included in the cost of LAST Clubhouse Full Participant membership or an affordable one-off fee for everyone else.
Also, one for the devs with legacy code expert, Scott Ford joining us from Richmond, Virginia on 3 Sept for a free talk, Software Remodelling: Resisting the Rewrite Temptation.
Details on the Coming Up page.