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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A local gas station recently improved their facility by installing some new items and upgrading some outdated equipment.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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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 Baseball – Playing For Keeps (Revisited)

As I type this post, the San Francisco Giants are up 3-0 on the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series…7th inning. theThinkShack’s very first post, written in May 2010, was Lean Baseball – Playing For Keeps. … 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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My Personal ‘SPIN’ on PDCA

  PDCA…Plan, Do, Check, Act I like the PDCA cycle for three reasons: It’s simple It provides a pathway for teaching It works I love teaching. For me, seeing the light bulb over a lean student’s head illuminate for the … Continue reading

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