Month: August 2008

Total 18 Posts

Small Teams Enable Kaizen and TPS

Earlier this month Pete Abilla wrote about effective team sizes in his newly redesigned Shmula blog. The idea is that generally small teams are more effective because communication is essential to team success and beyond a certain size effective communication in a team cannot be maintained. This would seem like

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Rat Racing and Lean Thinking

The recent post about my credit card issues has created quite a conversation. One of the main themes being commented on is whether or not we, in America where we don’t have the chip like they do in the UK, should have to show an ID when using a credit

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Walmart, You are Killing Me!

So check it out. A few months ago my wife noticed some suspicious charges on our Washington Mutual debit card at a Walmart in the Fort Worth area. After discussing it we realized someone had swiped our information and made two separate charges for around $300 total. We called Washington

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Inspired by Phelps

Where were you when history was being made? I was pacing in front of my TV while holding my new born baby and screaming at the top of my lungs as Jason Lezak held off his Australian competitor in the 4x100m Medley Relay. Once it was final, I sat down

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How to Fold a T-Shirt in Two Motions

I recently wrote a post about laundry kaizen… I now have the knowledge needed to take things to the next level. Check it out! Question for Jon Miller: Can you please help us translate a little Japanese? At least I think it’s Japanese?