I remember the night well…
I was sitting on my couch half watching TV while surfing the Internet. I had just visited one of the only blogs I consistently read back in those days – Gemba Panta Rei – which as many of you know is written by one of my mentors, Jon Miller of Gemba Research.
Jon was actually working on a series of posts that really made me realize how powerful blogging could be. Here is the exact post I read that night.
Blogger Here I Come
Well, after a few moments of contemplation I decided to see how hard it would be to start my very own blog. Since I could barely spell HTML I knew I needed a simple solution.
After about 30 seconds on Google I found my way to Google’s Blogger platform. A few minutes after that the longest URL in the history of lean and six sigma blogging was born – leansixsigmaacademy at blogspot dot com. What was I thinking?
Here We Are
In any event that night started me on an amazing journey that has culminated in 401 published articles to which the coolest readers in the entire blogosphere (that would be you all) have gone onto leave 1,477 comments to.
Technically some of these comments are from me replying to comments… but hey, we do get our fair share of interaction here on LSS Academy so I am not complaining!
A Look Back
Anyhow, as a sort of walk down memory lane I thought I’d share a few articles that mean a lot to me.
In other words, these may not be the most popular or the most commented posts here at LSS Academy… instead they simply make me smile whenever I read them.
And as I’m sure you’ll soon see these articles were strongly influenced by a group of very special (little) people. Here goes.
- Riding a Bike: “When was the last time you laughed like a child after achieving something so wonderful?”
- Learning to Swim: “Finally, last night she just put her face in the water and swam. And just like that she had it.”
- A Lesson in Courage: “I couldn’t see her face… but I could hear her laughing hysterically. In fact, she made similar sounds last summer when she learned to swim.”
In closing, I’d like to thank all LSS Academy readers for your participation and encouragement over the past two years. This blog is ultimately meant for you. I’d also like to thank all of my blogging pals including Kevin, Mark, Pete, Mike, and Jon. God Bless!
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