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The Toyota Kata Practice Guide: Developing Scientific Thinking Skills for Superior Results-in 20 Minutes a Day by Mike Rother

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CHAPTER 1

SCIENTIFIC THINKING FOR EVERYONE

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How many times has this happened to you? You notice something out of the corner of your eye, but when you turn to look it’s not what you thought. That cat is actually just a crumpled-up jacket on a chair. The car on your left is only passing you, not actually entering your lane.

What’s interesting about this effect is that our brain didn’t react with, “Not sure what that is . . . need more information . . . please wait.” Instead, it swiftly and without telling us crossed what I call the “threshold of knowledge.” That knowledge threshold is the line at which we no longer have facts and data and start ...

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