Seth Godin

Seth Godin, Lean Thinker TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I concede that I am one of the world’s biggest fans of Seth Godin’s work. For those of you who don’t know, Seth is more than just a marketing and …Continue reading →

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Another College Football Cup Defect, This Time in Missouri TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We have yet another cup typo at a college football game! This one comes to us from the University of Missouri, where they juuuust missed the correct spelling of Toledo. …Continue reading →

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Nike Polos and Defects Leading to Recalls and Rework TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I spend more words beating up on jersey, polo, and t-shirt manufacturers in my posts (see here, here, here, here, here, and here). Truth be told, they are organizations ripe …Continue reading →

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College Football 2013 – More Johnny Football, Notre Dame Fig Thing, and Jersey Snafus TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Welcome to the 2013 college football season! I had the good fortune of spending my weekend in Death Valley for the Georgia-Clemson game, and some observations from that experience will …Continue reading →

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Hours Before Marlon Byrd T-Shirt Night, Mets Trade Marlon Byrd TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today the New York Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates via post-trade deadline waiver claim. Normally these kinds of trades are newsworthy because the Pirates are fighting …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Professionals and Social Media TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As a member of the ASQ Influential Voices, I provide a response to a topic/question/general wondering ASQ’s CEO Paul Borawski shares via his blog on a monthly basis. In this month’s blog post, he asks what …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Questions & Challenges TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Happy Day After Independence Day, America! I hope that everyone reading this today had a very smart and safe holiday. As a member of the ASQ Influential Voices, I provide …Continue reading →

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Defects and the Aaron Hernandez Jersey Exchange Fallout TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Very quickly, one of the strongest NFL position groups – New England Patriots’ tight end – is becoming a weakness. First, Rob Gronkowski had another surgery earlier this week, and …Continue reading →

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Pittsburgh Pirates and Poor Security Planning and Deployment TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last week the Pirates’ #1 pitching prospect Gerrit Cole made his MLB debut, and for a franchise that has been mired in mediocrity longer than this year’s crop of incoming …Continue reading →

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Use of #Lean in Home Theater Installations TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | During a summer in my younger years I was a tag-along for a company that would install home theater systems. We would install big screen televisions on walls, stereos and …Continue reading →

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Gold’s Gym and a Failure in Quality TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’m essentially clueless about physical training. There’s a lot I need to change about my overall physical fitness. I’m a semi-healthy eater when I’m at home, but when it comes …Continue reading →

Quality Control Stamp Approval

What is Quality? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are quite a few new readers of the Lean Blitz Blog (after the Masters pin flag giveaway and ASQ Influential Voices program participation both boosted viewership and subscribers) …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

Lean Blitz Joins the ASQ Influential Voices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I first started blogging about Lean and quality in late 2011. As I dug into multiple topics – values, activities, tools, applications – I began referencing content and insights from …Continue reading →

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The Augusta Riverhawks and the Case for Quality TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As reported in March, the ice maintenance system at James Brown Arena in Augusta broke down and forced the Augusta RiverHawks minor league hockey team to relocate their games to …Continue reading →

ASQ WCQI World Conference Indianapolis Speaker

The @ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement #WCQI13 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement closed last Wednesday and now that I’m finally back I’m going to cover some of the things I saw and experienced. ~~~~~~~ …Continue reading →

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