Daytona International Speedway and “Our Safety Protocols Worked” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday’s Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway was marred by a final lap pileup of cars sprinting to the finish line. One of those cars, driven by #34 Kyle …Continue reading →

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NBA and NFL Draft Eligibility Restrictions – Why? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA and NFL both have eligiblity restrictions on draftable players, and those restrictions are very quickly being called into question. The NBA implemented a rule in 2005 that required …Continue reading →

Super Bowl Power Outage

Could the Super Bowl Power Outage Have Been Prevented? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’ve all been watching the stories fly in over the last 24-36 hours about the power outage at the Superdome during the Super Bowl, so that won’t get rehashed here. …Continue reading →

Brazil Nightclub Fire Kiss

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 →

Ray Chapman, Carl Mays, and Baseball Safety TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On August 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was hit in the head by a pitch from New York Yankees pitcher Carl Mays. Bleeding profusely, he walked off the …Continue reading →

2013 BCS National Championship Sun Life Stadium Tailgate

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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The Filth and Disgusting Health Behaviors at Wrigley Field TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I came across this little op-ed piece on ESPN.com’s Playbook about Wrigley Field being the grossest sports stadium in the four major North American sports leagues, sharing a little bit …Continue reading →

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Politics and (the Lack of) Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a continuous improvement practitioner, I have a significant disdain for politics. By politics, in this case I’m referring to the democratic elections and campaigning by individuals running for public …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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2012 Summer Olympics: Women’s Gymnastics Vault Problems in Sydney Olympics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Many of you watched women’s gymnastics at the Olympics this year, so you got the chance to see the gymnasts perform the vault event using a vaulting table. However, twelve …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #14: Become a Learning Organization TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series looking at the 14 Principles of The Toyota Way. Here we look at Toyota Way Principle 14.) This is the final principle, the one …Continue reading →

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