W Edwards Deming

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Birthday
14, 1900
Birthplace
Sioux City, IA
Death Date
Dec 20, 1993 (93)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1900
Birthplace
Sioux City, IA
Death Date
Dec 20, 1993 (93)

About

Management expert who revolutionized the practice of Japanese businesses post-WW II and advised American corporations of labor relations.

Before Fame

He was for the most part an unremarkable researcher when he was invited to Japan to speak on his principles of quality control.

Trivia

His teachings were based on the fundamental theory that most of the poor quality in products was attributable to poor managers rather than poor workers.

Family Life

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and grew up in Wyoming, his father a part-time lawyer.

Associated With

He was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.