From the Lean Development yahoo group...
Ford has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can't make money paying American wages. Toyota has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US .I viewed a Google Tech Talk recent on "Making Great Decisions". The presenters have a book by the same name. The talk and the book a very similar. The book has more content, of course, but the format is better as a book for me. It's the kind of book that I can pick up here and there and read a few of their stories. Nothing truly astounding has jumped out to grab me, which may be good: the stories are just common sense reminders for the most part, with a few fundamentals of analysis thrown in, e.g. considering your biased viewpoint when analyzing a trend.
The last quarter's results: Toyota makes 4 billion in profits while Ford racked up 9 billion in losses. Ford folks are still scratching their heads
By and large we tend to stop thinking even when we appear to be "doing".