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Brazil Nightclub Fire and Disaster Prevention TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | |   Wow. A horrendous nightclub fire in Brazil has left 230+ patrons dead. This is a complete disaster and horrible situation. My thoughts go out to the victims and their …Continue reading →

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2013 BCS National Championship Tailgating in Miami TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | It’s been a week since my beloved Irish were convincingly thwarted in their effort to win their first college football national championship since the Reagan administration, so I feel I …Continue reading →

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Some Lean Thoughts From the Road TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Having spent significant time on the road the last month or so, I’ve come across many more opportunities for Kaizen or places where Lean thinking is applied well. ~~~~~~~ Airport …Continue reading →

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Sprinklers Spring Up During NFL Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A couple weekends ago at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, the Seattle Seahawks were battling the Miami Dolphins in a hard-fought one-score game…when this happened. Whoops. Many stadiums (if not …Continue reading →

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Defective Voting Machines During 2012 Election TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday a video was posted online of someone trying to use the electronic voting booth machine with some potential unintended consequences. Defective voting machines!! That could be a big problem. …Continue reading →

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Lean Oops!: Slightly Political Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As is a theme that I hope continues, here are some more Lean Oops! scenarios courtesy of contributors to Reddit.

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Football Fans Falling from Stadium Upper Decks TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The 2012 football season was barely a week old when two fatal falls from stadium upper decks took place. First, a fan fell from a fifth-floor escalator at Reliant Stadium …Continue reading →

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Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Optimizing Restaurants and Nightclub Operations TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Labor Day! Between baseball games, grilling out, running, and kicking off the college football season I was introduced to a show on Spike TV called Bar Rescue, and I’m …Continue reading →

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Lean Oops!: More Internet Images! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | With as much content that can be found at Reddit.com and ThereIFixedIt.com, this might have to become a regular weekend feature. I hope duct tape isn’t a commonly-used repair tool …Continue reading →

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The Hassle of Rolling Loose Change TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rolling loose change is a pretty annoying practice. It’s extremely time consuming, to the point that I simply collect coins in a large tin (or large plastic Coke bottle bank) …Continue reading →

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Imagery of Poka-Yoke TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | A quick little background on “poka-yoke.” Also written by others as “pokayoke” or “poka yoke,” it all refers to error-proofing or mistake-proofing. And what do those terms mean? Why, making …Continue reading →

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The Melky Cabrera Suspension and Why Continuous Improvement Principles Matter TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | When I first started to write about lean and continuous improvement applications in sports, I was more focused on the business operations – ticket sales, concessions, stadium upkeep, equipment manufacturers, …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Graphics Gaffe TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This is a shot of an NBC broadcast during the Olympics. I located this image as I was perusing the internet this weekend for Olympics coverage. For NBC to get …Continue reading →

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Sewing Needles in Sandwiches! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In an article by the Associated Press, from the “That’s Not What I Ordered” Department”: Air Canada says a passenger found what appears to be a sewing needle in a catered sandwich on board …Continue reading →

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