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Books by Subir

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The Power of LEO
The Ice Cream Maker
Next Generation Business Handbook
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Taguchi's Quality Engineering Handbook
The Power of Design for Six
The Power of Six Sigma
Organization 21c
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The Difference: When Good Enough Isn’t Enough

Bestselling author and quality guru Subir Chowdhury tackles a question that has haunted him in his work with many of the world’s largest organizations over the years.  Why is it that some organizations improve only incrementally, while others improve 50 times that? The ideas and training are the same. What is the difference?

In his compelling and empowering new book, Chowdhury shows us that what distinguishes one organization from another is its people. The best processes and training programs in the world will not succeed, unless we improve our organization’s culture, and nurture the skills, loyalty and passion of the people who make up our workforce, from the C-suite to the shop floor. He shows us why having a “caring mindset” is just as essential at work as it is outside work, and how it impacts our personal and professional success. What is a caring mindset and culture?  It is one built on straightforwardness, thoughtfulness, accountability, and resolve.   Individuals and organizations that embrace what Chowdhury calls these “STAR” attributes will shine.  Illuminated with stories from his consulting work and his personal life, Chowdhury encourages each of us to be the difference.

A powerful guide to living a successful life and career, The Difference will inspire you to care more deeply about what matters most—at work, at home, and in your community.

Subir Chowdhury is one of the world’s leading management consultants, who works with Fortune 500 companies to improve their processes, operations, quality and performance.  He is the bestselling author of The Power of Six Sigma, and The Ice Cream Maker.

Here are links to the fabulous press coverage that Subir’s newest book has received:

KPCC: “Culture Shift: How to take a company from good to great” – LINK
Presented by Ben Bergman

International Business Times, India: “Book Review: The Difference – The caring mindset and other keys to quality at work, and in life” – LINK
Book Review, Prashanth GN

Press Trust of India: “Book Review: STAR Culture can change fortunes of companies” – LINK

Hamilton Spectator: “Book Review: Size Doesn’t Matter, but Caring Does” – LINK
Book Review, Jay Robb

Business Today, India: “STAR may usher in ‘true’ quality in corporate India – LINK
Editorial, Anilesh Mahajan

Investor’s Daily News: “Accentuate the positive by focusing on the possibilities” – LINK
Leaders & Successes, Michael Mink

Yentha.com “Top Ten Books The Week” – LINK

Jefferson Public Radio: “Book Review: What Makes ‘The Difference’ In A Thriving Organization?” – LINK
Book Review, Geoffrey Riley, Emily Cureton

Entrepreneur: “5 Keys to Promoting Accountability in Your Business” – LINK
Editorial, Martin Zwilling

Seeking Alpha: “Book Review: The Difference” – LINK
Book Review, David Merkel

Times of India: “New IIT-Khargpur school to focus on quality check” – LINK
News, Jhimli Mukherjee Pandeyl

Smiley Pete Publishing: “Book Review: Creating success through a caring mindset” – LINK
Book Review, Paul Sanders