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Subir ChowdhuryHow can you lead a quality life?
Subir Chowdhury is a quality guru for major corporations all over the world.What can you expect from a quality life?
Subir Chowdhury is a quality management leader.What's the future like?
Subir Chowdhury is a leading business management thinker.How can economies benefit from a quality lifestyle?
Subir Chowdhury has written 15 books on the topic of quality management.What happens to the individual who choses a quality lifestyle?

Thought Leader, Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker

A transformative storyteller.

Subir Chowdhury is one of the world’s leading management consultants. He has helped Fortune 500 save billions of dollars with improvements to their quality and performance. He has authored more than 15 books (many international bestsellers) and given dozens of talks on management and quality control. Book him as a speaker for your next event.

Speaking

We can solve all problems when we choose a quality lifestyle. More…

Media

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A Toothpick

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Committed to Advancing Education and Improving the Quality of Life for Everyone

Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur

Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability

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University of California at Berkeley

Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

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Harvard University

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics

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London School of Economics

Subir Chowdhury Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

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Quality & You

Quality & Economics

Quality & Process

Quality & Me

  • Abolish your Quality Department

    For decades now, we’ve made the Quality Department the epicenter of our quality policy. But has this attention been misplaced? My contention is that the reason we have failed to deliver resilient and sustainable quality from American businesses is that we are too focused on the metric of quality. We have turned a qualitative question into a quantitative one, and that simply will not work.

  • Do you know where your talent has gone?

    Where has your talent gone?

    The Challenger space shuttle disintegrated in mid-air, killing all seven astronauts. It was later found that a $900 O-ring was to blame. Years later, the Space Shuttle Columbia was torn apart during re-entry. This time, it was “unexpected consequences” of large chunks of ice that hit delicate wing parts during launch.

  • The Wisdom of Listening

    Even big and successful companies sometimes forget the importance of listening. Let’s face it. Problems come and go, but it’s how we deal with the problems that make us stand out to our customer base.

  • Take a step back so that you can move forward.

    Step back so you can move forward

    When I need to recharge my batteries, I usually go for a long walk. Sometimes by myself, sometimes with one of my kids. I always end up feeling refreshed and reenergized when I return. It’s critical that you’re passionate about what you do—otherwise, what’s the point? However, there’s a difference between passion and obsession. Let me explain.