Tag Archives: continuous improvement

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A local gas station recently improved their facility by installing some new items and upgrading some outdated equipment.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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Lean Communication – 3 Teaching Tips to Steer Clear

Today, Dec. 30, is my birthday.  It also happens to be my mom and dad’s anniversary.  Happy Birthday to me.  Happy Anniversary mom and dad. I remember telling this fact to a school teacher of mine (when I was young … Continue reading

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Lean Navigation Blunders (a.k.a. Why You Can’t Find Santa’s Workshop Using a Compass)

When I was ten years old, I had a dream.  No, not the ‘sound asleep on my pillow’ kind of dream.  More like a ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’ kind of dream.  Yes, I had a dream.  My dream was to travel to … 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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French Cup of Respect Is Near Empty

A picture is worth…well, you know.  France completed a disastrous World Cup recently, losing 2-1 to the host nation, South Africa.  Fallout from all the excitement is far-reaching and provides a glimpse of just how big this thing called the World Cup … Continue reading

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Lean Baseball – Playing For Keeps

I love all kinds of sports. The big five; football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer, all have their own unique way of digging down into my innermost competitive being and capturing the undivided attention they so skillfully pursue. I’m obsessed … Continue reading

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