subir chowdhury


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.


An excitable, enthusiastic evangelist for quality

The Conference Board Review
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

University of California at Berkeley

Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Harvard University

Subir Chowdhury Fellowship on Quality and Economics

London School of Economics

Subir Chowdhury Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Quality and Economics

One of the 50 most Influential Management Gurus

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Committed to Advancing Education and Improving the Quality of Life for Everyone
Quality & Economics
Making Choices

The first night I spent in America I spent in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. I’d flown from my home in Bangladesh to Thailand, then to Taiwan, then to Seattle, to Detroit, and to Lansing, just to save some money for the airfare. Then I caught a ride to Mount Pleasant and my new university.

June 5, 2019
Quality & Economics
Data, Action, and Future

How can you trust the quality of your processes if your people can’t be honest with you?When I talk about “honesty” in the context of quality, people often mistake my intent. I do not intend to imply that people are dishonest nor that poor quality is indicative of people being dishonest nor that they do not know right from wrong. I most definitely do not suggest that possessing quality is in any way elitist nor that the character of a people, and the societies with which they belong, can be measured by someone else’s impression of quality.

June 5, 2019
Quality & Economics
Where has your talent gone?

When leaders are honest, empathetic, resist compromises, and optimize opportunities to do better—talent follows.The Challenger space shuttle disintegrated in mid-air, killing all seven astronauts. It was later found that a $900 O-ring was to blame.

June 5, 2019
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