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2009 IW Best Plants Conference Keynote


John Shook, LEI author and senior advisor, delivers the keynote at the 2009 IndustryWeek Best Plants conference in Nashville, TN. In the video, Shook explains the play on words of his presentation's title "Managing to Learn," which also is the name of his book about a management style based on the scientific method behind the A3 report. The key point is to build business systems so that managing is a learning process for everyone in the organization.

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