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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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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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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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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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Stuff I’m Reading – August 8, 2012 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | There are ample opportunities for performance improvement in sports business and small business operations that I simply can’t get to it all as issues occur day after day. In addition, …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Men’s 100M Final on Broadcast Tape Delay & #NBCFail TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Much has already been made about NBC’s decision to tape-delay the domestic broadcast of popular events at the 2012 London Olympics and how a gulf exists between those American fans …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: 100M Heckler and Doing the Right Thing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday at the Olympics a heckler in the crowd at the track and field stadium threw a plastic bottle at the runners just before the Men’s 100M final. It didn’t …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Fencing Technology Glitch TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Remember what I wrote about processes needing to supercede systems and technology? Failing to do so meant that a chance to win a gold medal was taken away earlier this …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Wembley Stadium Stops Taking Visa Cards TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Wembley Stadium management elected to stop accepting Visa cards as payment for tickets and concessions after some faults in the system developed at the cash registers during a soccer game …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: The SPOILER ALERT Olympiad TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Yesterday after I posted about Jordyn Wieber being left out of the Olympics women’s gymnastics all-around competition and indicating that Gabby Douglas had won the gold medal, I got a …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Jordyn Wieber and “Dumb, Stupid Rules” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Congratulations are in order for Gabby Douglas, the U.S. gymnast who won the Olympics women’s gymnastics all-around gold medal today, marking the third straight all-around gold medal for the United …Continue reading →

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2012 Summer Olympics: Lost Keys at Wembley Stadium TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The first story in the video is the one to key in on. (Yes, that pun was intended.) So a set of very valuable keys to a famous soccer (sorry …Continue reading →

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Toyota Way Principle #9 and Notre Dame Football TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The 2012 college football season will be the third for Brian Kelly as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame football team. Prior to his hire at Notre …Continue reading →

NFL Draft – Player Names on Jerseys TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Thursday night featured the first round of the NFL Draft in New York. One of the most notable things about the prime time coverage of the draft was the players …Continue reading →

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