Wally Bock picked my blog post, “Don’t Throw Lean Out WithToyota’s Bathwater,” as one of his independent business blog posts of the week. I am honored to have my blog post chosen for recognition. Bock writes:
Stephen Gill notes that many writers are taking Toyota's current troubles as "proof" that their success of the last couple of decades was some kind of sham. Those lean techniques still work. From my perspective, what got Toyota in trouble was that it lost focus on them and started thinking about getting bigger and bigger.
That particular post was inspired by an article written by University of Michigan School of Business professor Izak Duenyas for “The Business Thinker”. He argues that Toyota's current problems aren't because of "The Toyota Way", rather the problems are because the company lost its way.