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The 14 Points, and A Few Other Things I Learned from W. Edwards Deming

October 29, 2015

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The W. Edwards Deming Institute. The standard of living that we enjoy is not determined by the reduction of costs but the increase in the quality of life. There’s also a big difference between putting out fires and increasing quality. Study the system. Don’t manage outcomes. True leadership is not a matter of giving orders, […]

The Spill | Notes & Commentary

October 29, 2015

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FILE - This April 21, 2010 aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip shows the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burning. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the federal government's point man on the disaster, said Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, BP's well "is effectively dead."  A permanent cement plug sealed BP's well nearly 2.5 miles below the sea floor in the Gulf of Mexico, five agonizing months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

PBS Frontline. The Spill. October 26, 2010. Read: Furious Growth and Cost Cuts Led To BP Accidents Past and Present by ProPublica. Key quotes from the film: This is a story about ambition and its consequences. …there were charges that BP’s management valued profits more than safety. A fire every week is a warning sign […]

Paradigms | Notes

October 24, 2015

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Joel Arthur Barker. Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future. HarperBusiness, 1992. (240 pages) FOREWORD: Three Keys to the Future They are Anticipation, Innovation, Excellence. (11) Excellence is no longer a competitive edge. It is the necessary price of entry. (12) 1 Watching for the Future The future is where our greatest leverage is. The […]