Monthly Archives: July 2010

Masking Problems and the Illusion of Progress

It’s been two weeks since theThinkShack post It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something was featured on the WordPress.com homepage.  Since then, I can’t seem to get Principle #5 of the 14 Principles from the Toyota Way out of my … Continue reading

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Jumping the Gun: Social Media and Lean

We’ve all heard the popular quote, Time flies when you’re having fun. Implementing lean can be lots of fun.  Challenges with improving and simplifying complicated processes or achieving a balanced mixed model flow, bring satisfaction when teams work together toward … Continue reading

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Watch Innovation TV in theOuthouse

Fridays are always fun at theThinkShack! We’ve added a TV to theOuthouse to help spark ideas on lean innovation.  Check out what’s already on Innovation TV and then send in your ideas.  In the spirit of continuous improvement…we’d like to … Continue reading

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Tell theThinkShack Your Juicy Thoughts On Lean – A Lean Thinking Survey

Here’s your chance! –  theThinkShack wants to know what you’re thinking! Really quick and simple – Answer yes/no to the questions, then tell us what you know about lean thinking! Tell all your friends to take the survey – theThinkShack … Continue reading

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Respect For People – Lean Relationships

Yesterday was a pretty cool day for theThinkShack.  It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something was featured in Freshly Pressed, on the WordPress.com site.  Freshly Pressed is how WordPress helps the ‘little blogs’ get exposure by placing a link to … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Stop and Fix Something

AFTER YOU READ THIS POST – TAKE theThinkShack SURVEY! – POSTED JULY 12! Big news story yesterday in Connecticut. Click link to view the ambulance explosion. Another fine example of how the media distorts the facts to create the frenzy. … Continue reading

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