These are lessons I have come across through work and in my personal life. Some of these concepts my company and I teach to our employees. Some are just good thought exercises. All of them are worth exploring. Tell why, Ask Why Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman once said “… the more I askContinue reading “13 Life Lessons To Learn and Relearn”
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The First 60 to 90 Minutes of Your Day
What do you do for the first 60 to 90 minutes of your day? Think about it for a second. If you read business or lifestyle articles, then you know this question is frequently discussed. “To transform your workday, start by transforming your morning,” writes Thomas Oppong. 1 Mark Struczewski says thinking about the firstContinue reading “The First 60 to 90 Minutes of Your Day”
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”
Creativity Through Standardization
Wasting brainpower on insignificant decision making will deplete your ability to be productive and creative when it actually matters.
Value Added vs. Non-Value Added
When you think of time as a resource, also think of everything that takes time as an investment.
The Eight Wastes
The problem you will never fix is the one you can’t see.
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”
What is Kaizen?
Believe that you can make everything better tomorrow than it is today.