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W. Edwards Deming

1900 - 1993

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William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in mathematical physics, he helped develop the sampling techniques still used by the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of W. Edwards Deming has received more than 2,612,372 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. W. Edwards Deming is the 56th most popular economist (down from 50th in 2019), the 740th most popular biography from United States (down from 717th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Economist.

W. Edwards Deming is most famous for his 14 points of quality management. These points are: 1) Create constancy of purpose, 2) Adopt the new philosophy, 3) Cease dependence on mass inspection, 4) End the practice of awarding business on price alone, 5) Improve constantly and forever the system of production and service, 6) Institute training on the job, 7) Adopt and institute leadership, 8) Drive out fear, 9) Break down barriers between staff areas, 10) Eliminate slogans, 11) Eliminate numerical quotas, 12) Eliminate management by objective, 13) Eliminate work standards, 14) Remove barriers that hinder knowledge flow.

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Among economists, W. Edwards Deming ranks 56 out of 315Before him are Douglass North, Werner Sombart, Kenneth Arrow, Johann Heinrich von Thünen, Maurice Allais, and Robert Mundell. After him are Irving Fisher, John Kenneth Galbraith, Franco Modigliani, Bertil Ohlin, Robert Solow, and Theodore Schultz.

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Among people born in 1900, W. Edwards Deming ranks 33Before him are Jan Oort, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Kuhn, Edith Frank, Mahavatar Babaji, and Chiune Sugihara. After him are Karl Wolff, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Ragnar Granit, Choe Yong-gon, Pak Hon-yong, and Walther Wenck. Among people deceased in 1993, W. Edwards Deming ranks 21Before him are André the Giant, Inge Lehmann, Hans Jonas, Brandon Lee, Polykarp Kusch, and Bobby Moore. After him are Dizzy Gillespie, Kōbō Abe, Lillian Gish, Bill Bixby, Wolfgang Paul, and Albert Sabin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, W. Edwards Deming ranks 740 out of 18,182Before him are Gloria Swanson (1899), George Eastman (1854), Nellie Bly (1864), George Cukor (1899), Keith Haring (1958), and David Fincher (1962). After him are Eliot Ness (1903), Gene Wilder (1933), Irving Fisher (1867), Ryan O'Neal (1941), Tippi Hedren (1930), and Edward Norton (1969).

Among ECONOMISTS In United States

Among economists born in United States, W. Edwards Deming ranks 12Before him are Herbert A. Simon (1916), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Gary Becker (1930), Douglass North (1920), and Kenneth Arrow (1921). After him are Irving Fisher (1867), Robert Solow (1924), Theodore Schultz (1902), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), and James Tobin (1918).