The War on Waste Paradox: Using the War on Waste to Align Strategy with Process

The War on Waste Paradox: Using the War on Waste to Align Strategy with Process

by Leonard Bertain Ph.D.


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Can you imagine an employee of your company coming up with an idea that has a 38 to 1 ROI? Or better yet, can you imagine all of them doing so? This book tells the story of a worker who becomes unemployed when a typical company that stymies input from employees closes its doors and he joins a more exciting environment in his new company. When he is hired, he learns that a new management approach is being instituted that will encourage his ideas. And the book lays out the steps that are needed to allow a company to achieve the phenomenal results of the typical War on Waste program. It does so as a story to give the reader a feel for what happens in a real War on Waste engagement. And this employee sees firsthand how a 38 to 1 ROI on the audited results of 23 companies that participated in the program is really possible. Over 150 companies have already seen these results. The author lays down the 6 steps of the War on Waste program and explores how ideas find their way from ideation to analysis to completion in a very rapid progression. And the story is fun to watch. But most importantly, it is very profitable for the owner.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497511651
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Series: War on Waste Series , #1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

What Len's Clients say about him:
"Len Bertain brings all the focus of a cruise missile to his War on Waste process. We benefitted big time in all aspects of our business."
Paul Rajewski, CEO, Microage Cerritos

"Our program gave us a clear view of our customers and suppliers. It also taught me to listen to employees-and great things happen when you listen to employees. Three months after our program, productivity, measured as revenue per employee, increased 40%. Best of all, we've increased that gain."
Ken Cloyd, President, Cal Truss Company

"Leonard Bertain knows what he is talking about. We saw all these concepts (described in the book) work first hand."
Pat Perrin, CEO, Perrin Manufacturing Company

Industry and Operational Experience
- Creating a huge cash generating machine right from the beginning.
- Developing a structured process to get top performance from your organization.
- Establishing a powerful forum to achieve great leadership.
- Establishing a "Culture of Innovation": Turning your business into an innovation machine.
- Driving internal growth through all your employees.
Sustaining growth: making sure the paradigm survives.

He was founder & Executive Director of The Institute for Productivity Improvement. He has served as:
Chairman, Founder & CEO, Consulting Firm Oakland, CA 25 years
President and Founder of CEO University, San Francisco, CA, 1999 to present
Executive Director and Founder, Institute for Productivity Improvement, 1994 - 2003
President and Founder, Unix Software Distribution Company, Oakland, CA 1980-1982
President of a pioneering medical clinic employing technically advanced early detection and fundamental treatment therapies that showed great promise in the reversal of chronic diseases. Los Gatos, CA 2004-2007.
Len's Education:
Len has his Ph.D. in Physics in Low Energy Nuclear Physics from the University of Nevada, 1970. He received his B.S. in Physics and Math from St. Mary's College of California in 1966. He lives in California with his wife and has 3 grown sons and 8 grandchildren.

Len's Contact Information
Email: Phone: 510-520-8011
Address: 3758 Grand Avenue, Suite 25 Oakland, CA 94610

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