As some may have already heard iSixSigma is most likely closing its doors due to its parent company Schofield Media losing its bank financing.
A few bloggers and companies selling Six Sigma related products have recently posted their thoughts… some even seem a bit giddy and extremely opinionated about the situation which, quite honestly, saddens me.
I know the iSixSigma leadership team quite well and have communicated directly with them.
I have been told that Andrew Schofield (CEO and Founder of Schofield Media) is still negotiating with Wells Fargo in hopes of salvaging the situation… but, to be sure, things seem grim right now.
Several of the aforementioned bloggers have made it seem as though iSixSigma faltered as a result of poor performance. This doesn’t seem to be the case at all.
Is iSixSigma as popular as it was 5 years ago? Perhaps not since there are many more lean and six sigma sites competing for the same readers. But one thing I know for sure is iSixSigma still receives more unique visitors in one day than most lean and six sigma blogs/websites receive in one month!
Additionally, from what I have been told iSixSigma was well in the black from a financial perspective and the team was extremely excited about their future which included mobile and tablet friendly website technology.
Finally, I have been told that the entire iSixSigma website content has been backed up enabling them to be back online quickly if things do work out.
I literally “grew up” with the iSixSigma website over the course of my continuous improvement career and sincerely hope things work out for them.
I’m curious to hear how many LSS Academy readers have benefited from iSixSigma over the years. Feel free to share your thoughts below.