The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education (The MIT Press) 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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What intrigues me greatly is that a book that was written 30 years ago still make sense now even though we have an exponential advancement in technology and manufacturing. This just means that we have not improve at all since 30 years ago. For a leader, this book does not only guide you along to achieve good management skills but also enlighten you on to be more attentive towards value of teamwork and continuous improvement. Not everyone will be a leader but this book can/will make you better one. Even if you are not, it will make you a better person.
This book taught me to see businesses, government and education different. One of his main points is to cooperate and with cooperation we can grow and improve in a better and more positive rate. I like this book because it teaches a person a challenging thought of going against the norm. What I think is interesting is when Deming challenges the concept of competition and instead encourages cooperation. Ever since we began school at the age of four or five, we were always rewarded for doing good and “sticking out” amongst our other peers and it’s been tailored like that ever since. Even now when we are applying for jobs, our resumes are in competition with our peers. I do agree with Deming’s belief in cooperation however, I also think that this only applies to the people that are willing to cooperate. In my opinion, the audience that Deming speaks to are those that are willing to learn and grow together as a society. And this is actually mentioned in the book where he discusses that the desire to learn is what can contribute to the growth of our society and advancement.