Month: October 2015

Total 14 Posts

What is the Opposite of Irony?

Suppose you are passionate about vacuum cleaners. New models. Vintage models. Sales. Repair. Perhaps you are even a genius when it comes to servicing vacuum cleaners. An artist. You find purpose in enabling others to move dirt and debris from flat surfaces into vacuum bags. People bring their vacuum cleaners

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Review of The Lean CEO by Jacob Stoller

[Full disclosure: Jon Miller was involved in proofreading and providing suggestions to the author Jacob Stoller. Jon was not compensated and has no financial interest in the book.]   Most books about lean management are written by practitioners, consultants or academics so it is refreshing to read a book conceived

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Problem Solving Paradigms

There is a story about an executive team of a certain U.S. automotive company that is very revealing about their problem solving paradigms, related in the book Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler. The author who is an economist and professor was invited to do some consulting for General

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Improvement Through Personal Fulfillment

By Steve Kane Tony Robbins is well known for his motivational speaking, books, interviews and articles.  A consistent theme in his work is the six human needs. 1. Certainty: assurance you can avoid pain and gain pleasure 2. Uncertainty/Variety: the need for the unknown, change, new stimuli 3. Significance: feeling

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