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    • The Contradictions That Drive Toyota's Success (Harvard Business Review)

    • By: Hirotaka Takeuchi, Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, and others
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Toyota Production System may be one of the world's most-vaunted management approaches, but it isn't the only reason for the company's success. A new study reveals that Toyota�s culture of contradictions generates innovative ideas and allows the company to pull ahead of competitors - sometimes incrementally, sometimes radically.

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    • Extreme Toyota

    • Radical Contradictions That Drive Success at the World's Best Manufacturer
    • By: Emi Osono, Norihiko Shimizu, Hirotaka Takeuchi
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 64
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    To an outsider, Toyota is hard to understand. The company moves forward gradually while also advancing in big leaps. It is frugal with its resources while spending extravagantly on people and projects. It is both efficient and redundant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Shayne on 10-25-16

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