Month: October 2011

Total 8 Posts

How to Not Demotivate People

Here is a short, but excellent, video on how to not demotivate workers. The person speaking is Jim Collins, author of the bestseller Good to Great. I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on whether you agree with everything Mr. Collins says in this video. If so, why? If not,

Continue Reading

Monitoring Agency Revises Date for Peak Lean

October 19, 2011 Brussels (AP) One of the world’s leading efficiency trends monitoring agency, the Organization of Practitioners in Lean Enterprise Advancement and Sustainability (OPLEAS) issued a statement today revising the expected date of peak lean from 2089 to as early as 2027. Reading a prepared statement, OPLEAS Chairman Jacques

Continue Reading

Blog Action Day: Food and a Lean Culture Change

We in the West waste nothing so prodigiously as food. One could argue time, but it’s hard to say what purpose time serves and whether it’s possible to know the way in which we spend it is wasteful or meaningful. That quickly becomes a philosophical or religious question, while squandering

Continue Reading

Success Made Humble

The book Success Made Simple by Erik Wesner was mistitled. While it’s true there are many examples of great simplicity in the book, simple is hard. There is no Amish formula for business success per se. They are as much seeker and students as the rest of us. Some of

Continue Reading

Applying TPS Beyond the Shopfloor

Here’s a short, but very powerful, video of how lean thinking principles can make a massive impact on society.  Well done Toyota! If you’re reading this via email or RSS you may need to click through to the site.

U.S. Capitol Airport Namesake Rolls in Grave

Across all of my travels I have never encountered such an imbalance in supply and demand for airport taxis as at Reagan National last night. This is a bit shameful for an airport in the capitol of the world’s largest economy, the leader of the free world. Standing in queue

Continue Reading