12 Comments

  1. Kelvin Lewis

    June 9, 2008 - 9:07 pm

    Dude, where did you learn how to make presentations like that? This is without a doubt one of one of the best slideshows I have ever seen! Really, really, really good job, Ron.

  2. Scott Edwards

    June 9, 2008 - 10:53 pm

    Ron, you mention “thinking production system” instead of Toyota. How do you learn to “think” better? What’s your recommendation for that? I agree with your premise but in my experience, learning to think better is not trivial. The best tools I have come across to improve thinking are the Thinking Processes from the TOC and Goldratt communities. I would be interested in your opinion on that subject.

    @Kelvin: I agree with you. What Ron did was the best way to do a presentation, not a mere Powerpoint slidument. I recommend “Beyond Bullet Points” by Cliff Atkinson (beyondbullets.com) and “Presentation Zen” by Garr Reynolds (presentationzen.com), both great books on presentations, not just Powerpoint or Keynote or other software.

  3. Chris Carson

    June 10, 2008 - 8:24 am

    Very excellent job, Ron. I’m continually looking for ways to encourage our leadership in their never ending journey. Is there any way we can download the video? Thanks!

  4. mike t

    June 10, 2008 - 2:19 pm

    I find entropy confusing, i read that its highest when a system is in equlibrium and when its most disordered??

  5. Ron Pereira

    June 10, 2008 - 5:50 pm

    @ Kelvin – Thank you for the nice words. Scott nailed it with his comment regarding Presentation Zen and BBP. I would say personally like P Zen more than BBP although they complement each other.

    @ Scott – Great question regarding thinking. I ‘think’ you just chose my next article topic!

    @Chris – I am glad you liked it. I will get the video up on Google video soon… then you will be able to download it. If you email me your address I can burn you a copy on a DVD for now.

    @Mike – I think you have it right. Entropy is a measure and not really a thing like I make it out to be… so since it is a measure of the disorder in a system your comment makes sense.

  6. Scott Edwards

    June 10, 2008 - 11:40 pm

    Excellent! I look forward to reading it.

  7. Ron Pereira

    June 11, 2008 - 9:55 pm

    @ Chris Carson – You can now download the video from Google Video. Just follow the link below the video. Let me know if you have any problems. All the best.

  8. Bob Delaney

    June 12, 2008 - 7:10 am

    Nice job with this. I love the idea of changing control to continue. What this does is make the PDCA better by using DMAI but then you strengthen DMAIC with continue which is similar to the act in PDCA. So, what you have is the best of both worlds. Time to write a book, Ron. Kidding (sort of).

  9. Mark Graban

    June 17, 2008 - 5:12 pm

    Good job, Ron! I definitely like the “continue” instead of “control” change.

  10. Ron Pereira

    June 17, 2008 - 10:48 pm

    Thanks, Mark. All of our friendly discussions on this very topic have helped form my current opinion on the matter.

    Interestingly enough, when I gave the full presentation there was a MBB who “took exception” to some of my comments about six sigma.

    In the end, however, we both agreed that moving things forward was a lot easier than trying to maintain the status quo.

  11. Fahad Musarrat

    March 22, 2009 - 4:35 am

    this is so great but can i please get the written speech. I mean i need this presentation in written form. Will be really greatful