Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2015«

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

October 29, 2015


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


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


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 […]

God And The Gay Christian | Notes & Critical Review

October 23, 2015


Matthew Vines. God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Convergent Books, 2014. (213 pages) Reclaiming Our Light – an Introduction My core argument in this book is not simply that some Bible passages have been misinterpreted and others have been given undue weight. My larger argument is this: Christians […]

Prophet’s Prey | Reflections

October 20, 2015


Prophet’s Prey. October, 2015 [TV14] Watch trailer here. “Showtime documentary revealing the shocking life of notorious cult leader Warren Jeffs, and the FLDS Church, who through brainwashing and abuse seized control of his followers’ lives and an organization worth hundreds of millions of dollars. While Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence for his crimes, […]

#Being13 | Review

October 16, 2015

0 Like other programs on teens, this one has a bit of an ominous and cautionary tone highlighting mostly the negative side of social media; the use of the word “secret” is in alignment with the production. For parents and adults who are ignorant of the deep world of social media, this is designed to […]

12 Angry Men | Reflections

October 14, 2015


12 Angry Men. 1957 [NR] 12 Angry Men is a dramatic depiction of a jury whose deliberations about a murder case set the stage for a variety of group dynamics and realities that emerge out of the human spirit. In addition to the heart-wrenching display of how a human system is susceptible to the inadequacies […]