I'm thrilled to announce that my book, A Factory of One, has received The Shingo Research and Professional Publications Award for 2013. (Yeah, I know: it's a bit early for 2013. Probably a bit of administrative level loading on the part of the Shingo Prize committee.) This award is given to authors for their writing on operational excellence, and promotes and recognizes new knowledge and understanding. I'm honored that the committee has deemed my thinking about the application of lean principles to individual knowledge work as worthy of the award.