2014 FANHS Conference – RECAP

I represented FANHS Seattle and NU at the beautiful Kona Kai Resort in San Diego last week. It was a privilege and amazing fulfillment of blessing and academic work to share new history research there. On a bright tropical day I walked into a conference room to show recently uncovered archive images I’d curated. I […]

A Brief Global History of Kaizen Development

How do the first supermarkets, a fabric weaver, and losing WWII create the Toyota Production System (TPS)? The Kaizen or Lean system of management has expanded beyond the Toyota Motor Corporation. TPS and Kaizen’s roots should not be singularly attributed to one person or one country.  Although refined in Japan, the concepts of Kaizen stem from Western ideas and business […]