The Dichotomy of Improvement

No one sees things quite like a person looking in from the outside.

Fix It Before It’s Broken

Hour to hour, day to day, and month to month, you are changing. Whether you realize it or not, every seemingly insignificant decision, human interaction, choice of food, or thought pattern is a small building block that, when multiplied over time, has the potential to form the habits and patterns which will define your life.Continue reading “Fix It Before It’s Broken”

Lets Talk Lean

“If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what’s essential… Which brings double satisfaction: to do less, better.” 1 If you know about lean, you might think this quote is from one of the founders of the Toyota Production System, or from some other father of the lean manufacturing philosophy. However, you mayContinue reading “Lets Talk Lean”

How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things By Bloomberg Quicktake

This 5 minute video by Bloomberg on the YouTube channel Bloomberg Quicktake gives a great general overview of lean. Starting with the origins of lean in post World War 2 Japan, the video covers how Toyota improved Ford’s manufacturing system to become the best manufacturing system in the world. Highlights include the Just In TimeContinue reading “How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things By Bloomberg Quicktake”