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New Business Book Released - "Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!): Don't be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!"

Author and businessman, Dr. Tom DePaoli is pleased to announce the release of his new book, “Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!): Don't Be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!”

New York, NY, March 15, 2014 --( In his new fun and creative book, “Kaizen Kreativity (Oops) or Don't Be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!” author Dr. Tom DePaoli offers an entertaining and creative approach to improving work design and work processes. Dr. DePaoli uses a variety of techniques including story-telling, imaginative training exercises and ready to go outlines of PowerPoints on Kaizens. He uses self-deprecating humor to recall the many times when he stumbled, when trying to implement Kaizen events.

The reader can gain much from these lessons. The book also serves as a good desktop guide to Kaizens with a wealth of information on how to organize for Kaizen events. This is not a dogmatic book that insists on a rigid methodology for Kaizens. Dr. DePaoli often shows that just using a few Kaizen tools can often result in significant gains. The book will help both the novice and the experienced Kaizen leader. He uses real life examples of Kaizen tools to show how work groups can make great gains. By following these stories the reader can gain a career's worth of experience in Kaizen events.

Dr. DePaoli's lessons are practical, to the point and enjoyable. Like many good business leaders, the author places getting the trust of the Kaizen work team first and foremost in his book. He emphasizes the intense preparations for the Kaizen event and overcoming the fear of asking stupid questions and conquering any trepidation of looking foolish. His book advances to tackle common mistakes in the Kaizen event, dealing with Kaizen team bad actors and building a strong relationship with the Kaizen champion. He provides an excellent workbook outline for a Kaizen event along with a strong glossary of Kaizen terms.

“Kaizen Kreativity (Oops) or Don't Be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!” provides solid elements of a desktop guide for conducting a Kaizen along with suggestions on how to make the Kaizen tools exciting. This is novel indispensable guide to a Kaizen event. Dr. DePaoli asserts, "Above all don't be afraid of looking stupid! I'm an expert at it! And it has served me very well."

Book Information:
Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!): Don't Be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!
Author: Dr. Tom DePaoli
Publisher: CreateSpace/Amazon
ISBN: 978-1494913441
Published: February 2014
Genre: Business, Process Improvement, Transformation

About The Author:
Dr. Tom DePaoli is the Management Program Director at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and the Principal (CEO) of Apollo Solutions ( which does general business consulting in the supply chain, Lean Six Sigma and human resources areas. Recently he retired from the Navy Reserve after over 30 years of service. In other civilian careers, he was a supply chain and human resources executive with corporate purchasing turnaround experience and Lean Six Sigma deployments. He is the author of: Common Sense Purchasing, Common Sense Supply Management, Growing up Italian in the 50s and Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!).

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“Kaizen Kreativity (Oops!): Don't Be Afraid of Looking Stupid. I'm an Expert at It!” is available for purchase online through the author’s website, from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.
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