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Abbreviated Study Guide for The Gold Mine audiobook

11/9/2010

This guide contains excerpts of A Leader's Study Guide to The Gold Mine. Thought-provoking discussion questions and resources for further reading are included for each chapter to help listeners of the audiobook better understand lean as a system and how they can implement to tools in their own organization.

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