"A terrific step-by-step blueprint to creating the right products or services by connecting the topics of innovation, process efficiency, and leadership into a unified plan of attack. And without engaging consultants!"
--Hector Ruiz, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices.
In First Fire the Consultants! International Bestselling author and computer industry veteran R.J. Pineiro teams up with Robert H. Wilson, Toyota efficiency expert and founder of Industrial Andons, to bring you a unique and exciting play-by-play proven approach to problem solving that any leader in any industry can readily apply. This is the DIY book consultants do not want you to read.
It is divided into three parts:
1.DOING THE RIGHT THINGS. Which focuses on the “What,” the practical application of productive innovation in both the disruptive and sustaining threads.
2.DOING THINGS RIGHT. Which focuses on the “How,” the right approach to efficiency, effectiveness, and the discipline of execution.
3.THE RIGHT LEADERSHIP. Which focuses on the “Who,” the leadership traits required to enable the “What” and the “How.”
The no-nonsense concepts described in their book are quite simple to envision. Their application is straightforward and derived from the authors’ combined six decades of running operations and assisting teams across multiple industries improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
The concepts described herein are universal. The theory as well as the examples will speak to any executive, middle manager, and individual contributor in a direct manner designed to connect this practical methodology to current operations in any industry.
This book, made of just twelve chapters, “our twelve-step program,” reveals a clear, cost-effective, and fun blueprint to unlock and harness the power of the strongest weapon in a company’s arsenal: its employees.
America is addicted to “consulting cocaine.”
It’s time to break the habit, but . . .
FIRST, FIRE THE CONSULTANTS!
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About the Author
Born in Cuba and raised in Central America, R.J. Pineiro spent his early years in the midst of civil wars before he migrated to the United States in the late 1970s, first to Florida, where he attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne. There, RJ earned his pilot's license and high school diploma in 1979, before heading to Louisiana for college. R.J. earned a degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University in 1983 and joined the high-tech industry in Austin Texas, where he worked in computer chip design, test, and manufacturing, before retiring in 2012 to focus full time on his books. In addition to his high-tech work, R.J. added an instrument rating to his private pilot privileges. He also holds a black belt in martial arts, is a firearms enthusiast, and enjoys the privileges of his Open Water SCUBA certification. In the late 1980s R.J. began studying to become a novelist. As he read every chance he had, from classical literature to contemporary novels, R.J.'s love of storytelling became uncontrollable. Using an aging personal computer, he decided to start his writing career. Once he began, he never stopped. His first published work, SIEGE OF LIGHTNING, a novel about a sabotaged space shuttle, was released by Berkley/Putnam in May of 1993. His second novel, ULTIMATUM, about a second Gulf War scenario, was released the following year, 1994, by Forge Books, which went on to publish R.J.'s next 12 novels over the following 13 years. In 2015, R.J. teamed up with TV News military analyst Colonel David Hunt to kick off the "Hunter Stark Book Series." The first book in the series, WITHOUT MERCY, about ISIS gaining acquiring nuclear weapons, was released on 3.7.17. The second book, WITHOUT FEAR, about the war in Afghanistan, was released on 8.7.18 In 2017, R.J. also teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Joe Weber. The result is ASHES OF VICTORY, a novel of global terrorism and international conflict released by Ignition Books on 9.3.18 In 2018, R.J. penned his nineteenth novel, AVENUE OF REGRETS, a mystery revolving around sex trafficking and domestic abuse. Check it out on 11.16.18 from Auspicious Apparatus Press. R.J. married his college sweetheart 35 years ago, Lory Pineiro, an artist and jewelry designer. They have one son, Cameron & Daughter-in-Law Sarah, and two crazy dogs, Coco and Zea.
Robert H. Wilson is the owner of Industrial Andons. He is one of the few people to hold a patent on a Lean product. He invented, patented, and developed a wireless Andon system used by companies across a broad range of industries to greatly improve their quality and productivity. His client list includes Toyota, American Airlines, Yamaha, Owens Corning, Whirlpool, Eurocopter, Volvo, GM, The United States Air Force, and the Union Pacific Railroad. For a full list of customers and information on his consulting firm, please visit https://www.industrialandons.com With his role as the owner of Industrial Andons, Bob talks with hundreds of companies a year. He gets a firsthand understanding of what the companies are doing and what works and what does not. Bob learned Lean while working at the Toyota plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. He was one of the first certified Kaizen Circle Leaders, eventually teaching over 1,000 team members and assisting in countless kaizen events at Toyota. He worked as a production team member and served his Tool and Die Apprenticeship while building future model stamping dies. Bob then earned his Six Sigma Black Belt while working at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. He was the lead manager of the Tool and Die department and Stamping Facility Lean/Six Sigma Lead. Bob has also been the corporate Lean leader for several companies like E-One and Advanced Micro Devices. In addition to Lean roles, Bob has served as the Plant Manager for the Aerial Fire Truck Assembly plant at E-One so he understands how to apply the Lean principles from an executive position, not just a support position.