Quality & Longevity: The Life of Joseph Juran

by Dan Blank on July 6, 2008

Joseph JuranIn March, Joseph Juran passed away at 103 years of age. Some of his accomplishments:

  • Helped establish the field of quality management, which lead to the development of Six Sigma and lean manufacturing.
  • Created the 80-20 rule, otherwise known as the Pereto principle.

But what struck me most was the power of his longevity:

  • His marriage lasted 81 years.
  • At age 75, he established the Juran Institute. At an age when many are retired, he still had over a quarter century of work to do.

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