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Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way

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Winner of the Shingo Prize for Research and Professional Publication, 2009

The international bestseller The Toyota Way explained the company's success by introducing a revolutionary 4P model for organizational excellence-Philosophy, People, Process, and Problem Solving. Now, in Toyota Culture, preeminent Toyota authorities Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus reveal how Toyot

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Kindle Edition, 562 pages
Published (first published November 30th 2007)
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Matthew Horvat
Mike Hoseus, author of Toyota Culture and the executive director for the Center for Quality People and Organizations just presented at IndustryWeek.com. The presentation is archived now at the website.

I'm just finishing the book with 5 friends where we talk about the main ideas and how they are relevant and what we can do - we review one chapter per week. The author has a keen insight in viewing culture and breaks it down, at the lowest level to what we deeply believe in and act on. I character
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Krishna Kumar
This narrative provides a great view into the philosophy and management at Toyota. The long-term thinking and the ideas that shape the creativity and manufacturing process at Toyota is very different from Corporate America. Toyota is out to conquer the world, but not at the expense of quality or the right process. People may not agree with the decade-long nature of their growth, but they cannot argue with how Toyota has shaped the industry. A great company and a book that shows how it became gre ...more
Daniel
Buku ini merupakan kolaborasi yang baik antara akademisi dan praktisi. Jeffrey Liker, sebagai akademisi, memotret budaya Toyota dari sisi teori manajemen secara komprehensif. Michael Hoseus, sebagai mantan manajer di Toyota, banyak mengungkap kisah-kisah dan praktik nyata pengembangan budaya perusahaan di Toyota. Kolaborasi keduanya saling melengkapi.

Buku ini membawa kita menyelami dan memahami bagaimana manusia-manusia Toyota disosialisasikan terhadap budaya perusahaan. Kita dapat melihat bahwa
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Allisonperkel
At times this reads like a commercial for the greatness that is Toyota; there is no doubt that Toyota is a company worth studying but I'm not sure it's the greatest company since sliced bread. Still, this in depth look into the Toyota Way has many powerful ideas and practices.

Some of the biggest ideas: grow your people, don't sacrifice the long term for the short term, focus on improving the process, etc are all very strong statements on what a company should do but typically avoids. The process
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Vladimir Chupakhin
Amazing book about management. I was keep thinking can I apply this or that technique for the life science data mining I am currently doing, and I think I really do. There is a small glitch with the book - I agree that the lean management developed in Toyota really reflects the Japanese culture, thus some approaches could be really difficult to implement. Yet, the book is must read for any project manager.
Zhi Han
14 Principles of the Toyota way. I found it very interesting how much impact it has on other areas outside manufacture. Particularly its impact on Agile development and TDD.
tomlinton
Ah! Back in the day
when Toyota had
the weirdest version
of Deming's TQM
and I was like many
working in that field
a huge fan

Then the Prius II
came into being
the very year
my old car was dying

I put money down
to order it in advance
and was never happier
that I had done
all the due diligence
that could be done

All the nice things said
about Toyota's Way of engineering
did not let me down
Pete
Intense, not for the weary. I really enjoyed the analysis of what makes Toyota successful as well as the sticky subject of "culture." My biggest problem is not looking at other companies or what isn't working for Toyota.
Sunlita
Culture! Something that very important part of a company. What'll this book give? I haven't know much, haven't read it yet. But its subtitle "The heart and soul of the toyota way" sure captured my mind.
Doug
Kind of the HR version of "The Toyota Way" (which I haven't read yet).
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Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and principle of Optiprise, Inc. Dr. Liker has authored or co-authored over 75 articles and book chapters and nine books. He is author of the international best-seller, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer, McGraw-Hill, 2004 which speaks to the underly ...more
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