In 1993, I took a leap of faith, and began a career as a software consultant. I initially worked at a "full-service" computer company, left that company after three years, lived out a one-year noncompete agreement, then started my own business named "Mission Data" in 1996. I sold that company in 2007, started Alexander Consulting in 2008, and later created Valley Programming when I moved to Alaska. During these years my salary went from $30,000 to over $300,000 per year.
Summary: A quick look at "The Toyota Way", and how information technology (IT) is looked at from the framework of The Toyota Way.
Here's an interesting quote from a book called The Toyota Way: