Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Tribute to Dr. Juran


Anshuman Tiwari said...

J M Juran - Quality colossus and rare gem of a human being. His life is an institution.
In Mahabharatha (Grand India), an Indian mythological epic, there is a story about the royal instructor for practice of arms, Dronocharya (considered the best coach ever) not being able to teach a poor disciple for lack of time. The poor disciple, Eklavya, retreats to a jungle and places a mud and thatch replica of his guru and practices every day. The presence of the mud and thatch replica of Drona is so powerful that Eklavya actually acquires the skills of a master archer.
While the story goes on, the key lesson is that people can learn from even a true master's statue. JMJ has had a similar effect on millions.

Tina Pietraszkiewicz said...

I am very saddened by the passing of Dr. Juran. It is an honor to be a part of Juran Institute. My deepest condolences to his family.

Beth Purney said...

I never had the opportunity to meet Dr. Juran in person, however have learned and heard a great deal about him through stories from Joe De Feo and others here at Juran. His contributions to society were great and will not soon be forgotten. I extend my deep sympathies to the Juran family and all those who knew him.

Terri Riccio, Juran Institute, Inc. said...

My thoughts and prayers are with the Juran family. Dr. Juran's impact on society will always be remembered. We at Juran Institute, will strive to continue in his path of quality improvement.

Courtney Dillon, Juran Institute, Inc. said...

My deepest condolences to Dr. Juran's family and friends. Unfortunately, I never had the chance to meet Dr. Juran. However, by working at Juran Institute I have learned much about his life and contributions to society. He will truly be missed.

Angie Cooper, Juran Institute said...

I am sorry to hear about Dr. Juran’s passing and I would like to send my condolences to the Juran family. It is a privilege to work at Juran Institute and to be associated with his great name and legacy.

Scott Regan said...

A man's greatness is not in whom he measures himself against, but rather the quality of the people who measure themselves against him. With that in mind, Dr. Juran leaves a legacy that will long be unsurpassed, as he has for so long been the yardstick for so many of us. We have lost a great thinker, a great leader, and -- most important -- a great human being.

TQM for new generation said...

Well said by Anshuman. Dr.Juran is like Dronacharya (GURU) For all quality professionals like us. We have not met him but his great works helping us to improve quality in all aspects of our life.

Kevin Caldwell said...

Having worked with Juran Institute for approximately 12 years, I had the privilege of interfacing with Dr. Juran on multiple occasions. He was a man of vision and conviction. It would be impossible to truly measure the impact Dr. Juran had on society in general and specifically on the disciplines of quality management. He will be missed. My prayers are with the family in this great time of need.

Cindy DeCarlo said...

I was very sad to hear of Dr. Juran's passing. I thought at the rate he was going, he might out live me! I was always facinated to hear his stories of life long ago and the positive changes that ensued due to his many contributions to improving quality. My sympathy to the Juran family and to those of you who worked so closely with him at the Institute.

Aideen McCrave said...

The day before he passed away I was telling a new business neighbor in the WTC Amsterdam about Juran what we do etc. and how inspirational Dr. Juran was, still actively writing at 103! I mentioned I had the privilege of meeting him at his centenary celebrations and that he still had the ability to hold the audience captive with his words of wisdom. Little did I know that I would be posting a tribute to his life the next day. What a truly full, dynamic and impactful life – the kind that earns one immortality. My condolences to his family and friends.

Bala said...

I had the good fortune of meeting with the great man on the 21st of February 2002 at his home for one hour .
He was humility personified . He made me feel ever so special that day .
As I sat before him - I felt like I was sitting before history , before Quality , before God...infact it was exactly like that .
A "Quality" human being - I don't like talking about him in the past tense .
Although he said "Let no one weep for me"...I couldn't help sobbing when I heard of the news .
My condolences to his immediate family .
Balaji S. Reddie

mahendra said...

It is indeed a testimony of Juran's own physical and mental quality that he lived beyond a century years. A tremendous amount of discipline and personal quality would have gone into the making of this great man. In fact, he has transcended beyond the strict confines of quality as a subject and blended management and quality together. His Trilogy and Quality Control handbook are exemplary and to date remains the most authoritative writings on the subject. May his soul rest in peace and Let hundred & thousand Jurans blossom from his legacy!

Subramaniam P G said...

There are some who become synonyms to what they propagate. To me Juran is a Synonym to Quality.

I do not think he has left the practitioners of Quality and related field. He has made an impact and place that cannot be removed by his physical absence. His wisdom and teachings would continue to make his presence felt.

Jaclyn Allard said...

My deepest sympathies to Dr. Juran's family, friends, and all those who loved him and looked up to him. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Dr. Juran, I am proud to be a part of his vision, working here at Juran Institute.

Richard Amaral said...

While the world has lost a great man in Dr. Juran, it has gained so much from him in the advancement of our current society. There are very few that can claim a legacy as meaningful to the way we live as the one left by Dr. Juran. While I have only worked with Juran for about a year and a half, seeing all that he has accomplished has been an inspiration to me. I am proud to be a part of the foundation that perpetuates the progress that he so vehemently fought for in the realm of quality improvement. His life is a prime example that one person can truly make a difference. I wish his family the best and offer my greatest sympathies to them.

jeremy hopfer said...

Dr. Juran was a great thinker who has worked tirelessly to contribute so much to society. He has created a legacy that will live on forever. I am honored to work at Juran Institute to help further spread the ideas from this great man. I extend my thoughts and prayers to Dr. Juran's family.

chris lisi said...

Dr. Juran was a truly remarkable figure in the 20th century. I find it fascinating that after aiding the United States in World War II he then was a major part of helping Japan get back on their feet. This belief Dr. Juran had in aiding a global community and leaving his mark for all people is exemplified by what he did in post-war Japan. Immigrant from Romania, famous student of the University of Minnesota, and worldwide leader in quality, Dr. Juran cannot be claimed by one group or nation. He was an asset to all of mankind. My condolences go out to his family; I know you are proud of the life of Dr. Juran.

Rika Visser said...

The universe is blessed by Dr. Juran’s contributions to humanity and the global economy.

He has touched so many lives - he taught people how to fish – how to use our minds creatively and empowered us with tools so that we CAN change and significantly improve our work lives by examining and re-structuring process and integrate quality in everything that we do.

Thanks to him, people and businesses have become more successful and continue to flourish. What a wonderful privilege to walk in the shadow of this giant. Thank you, Dr. Juran for sharing your talents with us, for leading by example and for making us challenge ourselves to make a difference.

A. Krishna Swami said...

I am one of the fortunate persons from India to meet Dr. Juran once in IMPRO-1985 at Chicago and during Asia Pacific Conference on Quality -1989 at Singapore. His humility and wise council reminds me all the time the verse 442 in Tamil Bible, THIRUKKURAL, that suggests who is the appropriate wise counselor

“Seek them who can remove present ills
And prevent those that come.”

A. Krishna Swami
Chennai, India-600 101

Anonymous said...

Parag Jobanputra said- The role of any top professional is to simplyfy complex subjects and rightly he did it for all of us...

Anonymous said...

Some kind words from BM Clients...

“We hereby convey our heartfelt condolences.”

Mohd. K. Al Kubaisi
Manager Mesaieed Terminal & Export
Qatar Petroleum

“This is a loss to the whole world.
May his soul rest in peace.
With deepest condolences”
Avinash Dixit
Reliance Industries Limited
Petroleum Business (E&P)
___________________________________“Very sorry to hear about your loss; please accept condolences from all at Chevron Pembroke Refinery.”
Paul Blunsden
HSE Manager
Global Manufacturing
Chevron Pembroke Refinery

“Convey please our heartfelt condolence to the family. It is in fact a huge loss to quality teams through out the world.”
N. S. Murthy
Reliance Industries Limited
"Be the Change"

“Wishes of Peace to Dr. Juran and Success to his Juran Institute.”

MªHelena Pereira da Silva
Owner / General Manager
Terminal de Combustíveis da Nordela
Portugal - EU

“May God rest his soul.
Our condolence to his family and members of Juran Institute.”

Salim (and PDO Terminal Team)
Petroleum Development Oman

Dear Juran BV,

“We all at ANR express our condolences to the Juran family for having lost the founder. We notice that he was 103 years old and still mentally very active. This is a rare feat in to day’s times and the Juran family needs to be congratulated on this. We deeply mourn his demise and pray to god to grant peace to the departed soul.”
Kind Regards
Ashok Patni
Atul Garg
Ruchica Patni and everyone at ANR (Business Partner)

“Please accept our condolences to everybody at Juran Institute from your Woodside colleagues.”

Neil Doherty
Project Manager, Woodside Energy, Australia

Anonymous said...

I am saddened at the passing of Joseph, yet I am very happy to have known him; he touched so many lives. He was a mentor to me and to our learning community. He was very generous when it came to his personal mentorship and to our school, as we pioneered the principles of quality & continuous improvement in the late 1980's and 1990's. Dr Juran sponsored my travel to meet with him on more than one occasion and generously donated to our learning community financially and with the human resources of the Juran Institute and his colleagues.

The vision we formed for our learning community so many years ago, with the facilitation of the Juran Institute staff still stands: "An Innovative Learning Community Committed to Excellence"

I have a picture in my office of Dr. Juran & I at Disney World in 1994; it shall stand for me as a lasting tribute to this great man.

Todd Bergman
Mt. Edgecumbe High School
Sitka, Alaska

Anonymous said...

Dr Joseph Juran - is a legend in himself. ( Sorry ! but I would not like to speak in past tense for him )

The most appropriate tribute to Dr Juran will be - to work with a same kind of passion for Quality & try to spread that passion in our surroundings as well.