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Rising Above It All


The Art and Science of Organizational Transformation This book was written to teach you how to keep your business alive. The average life expectancy for Fortune 500 type companies is between 40 and 50 years. There are many arguments for why organizations die at such young ages. This book looks at the problem from the perspective of a Quality Professional. The author, John Lee, has spent his whole career learning how to make quality an organizations primary competitive advantage.
About the Shingo Institute

Housed at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, the Shingo Institute is named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo. Shingo distinguished himself as one of the world's thought leaders in concepts, management systems and improvement techniques that have become known as the Toyota Business System. Drawing from Shingo's teachings and years of experience working with organizations throughout the world, the Shingo Institute has developed the Shingo Model™ which is the basis for several educational offerings including workshops, study tours and conferences. It also awards and recognizes organizations that demonstrate an exceptional culture that continually strives for improvement and progress. Those interested in more information or in registering to attend the 30th International Shingo Conference may visit