The Remedy

  • by Pascal Dennis
  • Narrated by Kent Cassella
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A powerful business fable that shows you how to spread Lean business practices to every function of your business.
Pascal Dennis is a Lean-business learner and practitioner who has written four books on the subject of Lean business practices. In The Remedy, he shows how Lean business practices can be expanded from manufacturing to all the other areas of your business - including design, engineering, sales, and marketing and all processes in between - and how doing so builds a more efficient organization at every level.
This story follows Tom Pappas and Rachel Armstrong, senior leaders at a desperate automotive company as they try to implement a Lean management system across an entire platform, the Chloe, a breakthrough "green" car. The future of the company is at stake. Can Tom and Rachel, supported by Andy Saito - a retired, reclusive Toyota executive - regain the trust and respect of the customer? Can a venerable but dying company implement Lean practices to every part of their business and learn a new, more effective way of managing?


Shows you how to use the Lean quality improvement method to fix not just a manufacturing system, but an entire company, including management, design, marketing, and supply chain
Written by Pascal Dennis, author of four books on Lean practices and winner of the coveted Shingo Prize for outstanding research contributing to operational excellence
Originally developed by Toyota, the Lean approach to quality improvement has gained a worldwide following and helped turn around enumerable struggling businesses
If your business is treading water - or sinking in the waves - The Remedy will show you how to put Lean processes to work in every functional area for long-term business survival and success.

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Good performance, not a great story

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this to people who find the typical Lean books diificult to understand, as the story perspective provides an interesting way of communicating the message, which could lead to better understanding.

However, as a Lean professional, I am not impressed with the quality of the story and too much of it seems to be copying of exisiting Lean material out there. I would not recommend it to my fellow Lean professionals


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I felt like all of a sudden the writer needed an ending. It did not provide a good closure to the story in my opinion


What does Kent Cassella bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A good voice can bring life to a not so great story which is very much the case for this book


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

It would depend on the focus. If focused on the remedy, then yes. If focused on the love story, then no


Any additional comments?

I like the idea but the story could have been done better

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- Henrik

take time for the study questions

a good book with thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter worth writing down and ruminating on.

I found it a little hard to follow at times, not sure if that is due to the narrator or the author taking to many tangents.
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- Flint357

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios