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Post of the Century!

  • Karen Wilhelm's post: "Social media - can we make it add value to lean?" is a must read for all.

    "The social media craze is just that, unless it produces real value, and I doubt value is measured in easy metrics like “followers,” “hits,” or “clicks.”

    "From the lean perspective, I’ve been struggling with the marketing orientation of much of the discussion of social media. There’s nothing wrong with marketing, but our purposes in the lean community are different. Social media tools ought to further those aims -- of adding value through connections with people, sharing ideas, teaching, learning, and supporting. Otherwise, they are just tools. And if lean tells us anything, it’s not the tools, it’s the thinking..."
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Six Sigma Blogs

  • Good Startup Ideas from Startup Weekend JB (Malaysia)
    [27 Nov 14, 8:53am] I like all these startup ideas from Startup Weekend JB (Malaysia). I can’t figure out how to comment on their blog (I am guessing Tumbler just eliminates commenting?), so I started this post – and ended up adding much more … Continue reading …
  • The Importance of Leadership by Those Working to Improve Management
    [25 Nov 14, 1:25pm] This month Bill Troy, ASQ CEO, asked ASQ Influential Voices bloggers to explore the importance of leadership for every quality management professional. Leadership is important but also something that often is difficult to understand what exactly is m…
  • Don’t Ignore Customer Complaints
    [21 Nov 14, 12:39am] I find Paul Graham’s ideas very useful. I disagree with his recent tweet though. Update: See note at bottom of the post – Paul tweeted that his original tweet was wrong. Base your assessment of the merit of an idea … Continue reading →
  • Attracting Members and Volunteers to Professional Organizations
    [4 Nov 14, 2:22pm] This month Bill Troy, ASQ CEO, asked ASQ Influential Voices bloggers to explore recruiting members and volunteers amid a changing landscape. In most ways the answer is the same as any large question on directing an organization. We must figure … Co…
  • A Strong Management System Handles the Transition of Leaders With Ease
    [29 Oct 14, 1:36pm] Part three (of three) of an interview of me with Bill Fox has been published. Leadership While Viewing the Organization as a System …So if I see the weak management system as the problem, the solution is not nearly as … Continue reading →
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Lean Blogs

  • Question Transformation
    [29 Nov 14, 3:42am] Roger Schank wrote a book, The Creative Attitude: Learning to Ask and Answer the Right Questions: a few years ago that still is one of the better books that I have found on asking the right questions. From an Amazon review, “He describes how we th…
  • Lean Quote: Thanksgiving, After All, Is A Word Of Action
    [28 Nov 14, 5:00am] On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within…
  • We have 60,000 Thoughts a Day, 80% Negative – How to Change
    [28 Nov 14, 4:35am] I had Silva Instructor, Majorie Dearmont on a past podcast and thought I would share a few of her thoughts while Mindvalley is offering a Black Friday deal. Over $1000 savings ends Friday night, at midnight.  Your last chance to grab this Black Frid…
  • Gratitude, for Gratitude
    [27 Nov 14, 6:02pm] This Thanksgiving I am thankful for learning the power of being thankful.  More than ever I am convinced it is the most powerful personal and professional leadership habit. For years I have had an increasingly refined and meaningful daily routine. …
  • Good Startup Ideas from Startup Weekend JB (Malaysia)
    [27 Nov 14, 8:53am] I like all these startup ideas from Startup Weekend JB (Malaysia). I can’t figure out how to comment on their blog (I am guessing Tumbler just eliminates commenting?), so I started this post – and ended up adding much more … Continue reading …
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  • Social Six Sigma is the place to "listen in" to the process improvement voices from the social web. They sing, they shout, they muse. Some even dance.

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Six Sigma on Facebook

  • Group for all members who are interested, studying and/or practicing Six Sigma. Founded in January, 2007.



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LEAN on Facebook

  • Discussions about: LEAN practices globally; safety and ergonomics in the workplace; 6-sigma; a place to ask questions and share resources; see videos in wall posts section.

    Lean Manufacturing Group on Facebook

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  • Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard Certification Courses
    [25 Aug 10, 7:57am] eXampleCG Lean Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard training and certification programs. Enroll now!!
  • Ciske's Blog | Should Business Operations Adopt Agile?
    [25 Aug 10, 2:46am] Agile, in terms of application development or, for that matter, any IT based projects is the ‘new normal’. If you’re in IT and have not moved to this methodology I would strongly encourage you take the plunge. Agile, in itself, is a game cha…
  • Bellwether Services shares Six Sigma w/ Financial Sector
    [23 Aug 10, 12:28pm] John Wilkerson presents Six Sigma and Operational Excellence with Financial Services sector. Industries such as building products, industrials, automotive and transportation have employed the Lean Six Sigma methodology to reduce costs and improve ser…
  • Pune - eXampleCG SIX SIGMA Green Belt Training and Certifica
    [22 Aug 10, 5:56am] eXampleCG Balanced Scorecard, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training and certification courses at Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi / NCR, Mumbai and Pune - India. Visit http://www.eXampleCG.com for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…
  • Chennai - eXampleCG BALANCED SCORECARD Training and Certific
    [22 Aug 10, 5:50am] eXampleCG Balanced Scorecard, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training and certification courses at Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi / NCR, Mumbai and Pune - India. Visit http://www.eXampleCG.com for details. Join the FREE Lean Sigma Forum (htt…
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Six Sigma

  • "Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1981.

    "As of 2010, it enjoys widespread application in many sectors of industry, although its application is not without controversy..."
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Lean

  • "Lean manufacturing or lean production, which is often known simply as "Lean", is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination..."
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W. Edwards Deming

  • "William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant.

    "Deming is widely credited with improving production in the United States during the Cold War, although he is perhaps best known for his work in Japan..."
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Podcasts

  • Lean Mapping Consists of More Than 1 Tool
    [25 Nov 14, 3:15am] I found Steven Borris use of Lean Mapping quite different in his book Strategic Lean Mapping. One that included Big Picture Map, Process Mapping, Capacity Mapping, Value-Stream Mapping, and closing with how to use this information for better pro…
  • Lean in the Food Processing Industry
    [18 Nov 14, 3:50am] Jerry Rosenthal started on his process improvement journey where he entered the world of medical device and worked with such companies like Cardinal Health. Jerry’s expertise is primarily in regulated environments such as food, beverage and pharmac…
  • Using the Lean Startup Method for Product Branding
    [13 Nov 14, 3:31am] Author Laura Busche joined me for a conversation about startup branding. Her book is based on the Lean StartupTM Principles and is titled; Lean Branding (Lean (O’Reilly)). It is part of the Lean Startup series of books by O’Reilly.Lean Branding…
  • Masters on Zero to One
    [10 Nov 14, 9:11pm] The book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future , presents a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places. From the book,The next Bill G…

Mr. Pareto Head



  • Mike Crossen's Mr. Pareto Head is featured in ASQ's Quality Progress.

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