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Alan G. Robinson

Dr. Alan G. Robinson specializes in lean manufacturing, managing continuous improvement, imagination, ideas and creation, and that is your co-author of six books, which have been translated into over twenty languages. His new novel, The Idea-Driven Organization (co-authored with Dean Schroeder) has been scheduled to be published on March 31, 2014.

In accordance with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Modern Approaches to Manufacturing Improvement -- his 1991 book with Shigeo Shingo, one of the programmers of the Toyota Production System -- "stays a must-read for anyone interested in lean production".

Corporate predecessors (co-authored with Sam Stern) has been named "Novel of the Year" by the Academy of Human Resource Management, has been a finalist in the Financial Times/Booz Allen and Hamilton Global Greatest Company Book Awards, and has been translated into thirteen international languages.

His 2002 book Vos Idées Changent Tout (together with Isaac Getz) was translated into six languages. In his preface to the German edition of this book, Heinrich von Pierer, President and CEO of Siemens AG, called this "an important book on a topic that's essential to every company".

Robinson's novel Ideas Are Free (compared with Dean Schroeder) was based on a global study of more than 150 organizations in 17 countries. It describes how the top businesses go about getting massive quantities of ideas in their front-line employees, and also the competitive benefits they benefit from this. The book was named Reader's Choice by Fast Company magazine and among the 30 best business books of 2004 by Soundview Executive Books, and has been featured on ABC World News and CNN Headline News. A syndicated small business columnist for Scripps-Howard, Paul Tulenko, wrote concerning Ideas Are Free, "I rate this book 5 1/2 celebrities, a primary in this particular category. It's that powerful. (Just the Bible

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