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Learning to Swim

My 2.5 year old daughter hit a major milestone last night.  She swam by herself with no life jacket.  She and her older sister (5 years old) took swim lessons earlier in the summer.  My 5 year old caught on during the lessons and was swimming in no time.  But it

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Facing the Giants

I recently watched the movie Facing the Giants and it made me rethink some things related to lean and six sigma. For those not familiar with the movie, Facing the Giants is a Christian based movie about an American football coach who goes through some hard times – both personally

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The problem with that is…

For some reason some folks seem dead against making things better.  One of the easiest ways I can tell if I am dealing with a concrete head is by simply listening to the words they use. For example, whenever I hear someone say (after they hear a suggestion for improvement),

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Final Thoughts of The 4-Hour Workweek

I finally finished “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferris.  This book was quite the emotional journey.  Before I even read it I was both skeptical and encouraged at the same time.  I then came across an interesting concept called the Parkinson’s Law which intrigued me.  Then I entered a phase

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I Just Made 700 Peanut Butter Sandwiches

What’s the most peanut butter and honey sandwiches you’ve ever made before?  I just got done making over 700 in 45 minutes.  Yep, that’s right 700 in 45 minutes.  Besides how… you may wonder why someone would want to make that many sandwiches.  That part is easy to answer.  My

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The Airline Companies Amaze Me

  In Lean and Six Sigma we speak about the importance of understanding value from the perspective of the customer. If you miss this all the Kanban and Control Charts in the world won’t help you. Most of the airline companies in American don’t get this concept. Let me explain.

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