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The High Cost of Penny Production TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In recent years I’ve heard rumors that the production costs and materials of a penny are greater than the value of the penny itself. In high school chemistry I recall …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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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: 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: 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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Toyota Way Principle #10, Notre Dame Football, and RKG’s TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | (This is part of a series of posts examining the 14 principles of┬áThe Toyota Way. Today we look at The Toyota Way principle 10.) We’ve already dissected how the University …Continue reading →

Super Bowl XLVI, NBC Production, and the Blame Game TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Eight years after the infamous Janet Jackson “wardrobe malfunction” the Super Bowl halftime show again gets attention for the wrong reasons. Joining Madonna as a guest singer on stage at …Continue reading →

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