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About Steve Martin - theThinkShack

Hey there...I'm Steve. I built theThinkShack...a virtual hideaway about Lean Thinking and how it Connects to Everyday Life.

VIBCO – Lean Moonshine on Lean Nation Radio

I had the privilege of visiting VIBCO Vibrators this week in Wyoming, Rhode Island. Straight from the VIBCO website homepage: We’re the Expert Vibrator Guys! We create value by manufacturing high-quality, low maintenance industrial vibrators and construction vibrators; offering world-class … Continue reading

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Missing Child from Orange, CT USA Found Safe!

GREAT NEWS! – LOCAL NEWS JUST REPORTED THAT ISABELLA HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE.  THAT’S THE NEWS WE WERE HOPING FOR!  GLAD EVERYTHING HAS TURNED OUT WELL.

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***Missing Child*** Orange, CT USA ***Please repost***

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST: GREAT NEWS! – LOCAL NEWS JUST REPORTED THAT ISABELLA HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE.  THAT’S THE NEWS WE WERE HOPING FOR!  GLAD EVERYTHING HAS TURNED OUT WELL. Tom Southworth, a lean colleague from Connecticut, recently posted regarding … Continue reading

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Japan News (and “Lean” Misunderstood – Again)

News continues to unfold regarding the damage from the earthquake in Japan and relief efforts.  This incredible disaster has provided huge amounts of ‘data’ to sift through, as I continue my never-ending search for unique angles on lean thinking in … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Wheat and Soybeans Out?

Interesting article by Mara Lee on the Hartford Courant website: Big Exports From Connecticut: Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Oil; Feds Can’t Explain It.  The article provides a wonderful example of just how far one’s concept of reality can become skewed by … Continue reading

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Implementing Lean Ideas – Why Bother?

A local gas station recently improved their facility by installing some new items and upgrading some outdated equipment.  I assume their plan was to invest a significant amount of money to spruce the place up a bit…and hopefully recover those … Continue reading

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