Subir Chowdhury is the author and co-author of 15 books, including the international bestseller The Power of Six Sigma (Dearborn Trade, 2001), which has sold more than a million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 languages. Design for Six Sigma (Kaplan Professional, 2002) continued development of Six Sigma methodology and was the first book to popularize the “DFSS” concept.
His extremely popular and critically acclaimed The Ice Cream Maker (Doubleday, 2005) ushered in a new style of business narrative and introduced LEO® (Listen, Enrich, Optimize), a flexible management strategy that brings the quality mission down to every member of an organization. The book was formally recognized and distributed to every member of the 109th Congress.
The Power of LEO (McGraw-Hill, 2011) was an Inc. Magazine bestseller. It picked up from where Ice Cream Maker left off by formalizing LEO methodology into a complete quality management and top-down training program.
His most recent books are Robust Optimization: World’s Best Practices for Developing Winning Vehicles (Wiley, 2016) and The Difference: When Good Enough Isn’t Enough (Penguin Random House, 2017).
Subir is also constantly reading books and will compile a selection of recommended reading that covers a wide range of topics.