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Addressing The Problem With The NBA Slam Dunk Contest TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NBA Slam Dunk Contest has been a cornerstone event during the NBA All-Star Weekend for years – originating in the NBA in 1984, it celebrates captivating physical feats and …Continue reading →

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How Peyton Manning Demonstrates PDSA TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Plan-Do-Study-Adjust (or Act) is a simple cyclical continuous improvement tool that we all use every day but don’t often realize it. Properly applied, PDSA helps us properly define a problem …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Sochi Olympic Games Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Sochi Olympic Games begin in a couple of weeks – a lot more attention is being given to the enormous cost of hosting the Games, the LGBT uproar, and …Continue reading →

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Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Annual Review – Part II TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As stated yesterday, John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Blog hosts an annual review of blogs, penned by other management blog authors. I will cover four blogs total, having started with two …Continue reading →

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Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Annual Review – Part I TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Blog hosts an annual review of blogs, penned by other management blog authors. Last year I had the honor of having Lean Blitz …Continue reading →

MLB Umpires Instant Replay

Around the Bases: MLB Instant Replay Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are so many individual examples of Lean thinking either being used or being applicable in sports – based on my overflowing bookmarks queue the latter clearly takes the …Continue reading →

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The Broken Baseball Hall of Fame TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Baseball has perhaps the most famous Hall of Fame in the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Today, a few more of baseball’s elite will …Continue reading →

Waving Goodbye to 2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In short, 2013 was a pretty tough year, both personally and professionally. Some really great opportunities presented themselves, while I also found there is a great deal of professional growth …Continue reading →

Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins, and Respect for People TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito/Miami Dolphins coverage has been going for about a week now and I’m not going to jump into all of the details of what did or did …Continue reading →

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Agile Development and MLB Instant Replay TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this season Major League Baseball announced a planned expansion of instant replay use, similar to concepts applied in college football and the NFL, with the intent of improving the …Continue reading →

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Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …Continue reading →

Guest Blog Post at LeanBlog.org – “What Do You Think?” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today I contributed a guest blog post for Mark Graban‘s Lean Blog at LeanBlog.org about a lesson one of my continuous improvement mentors provided to me – a question we …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Applications in Athletics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This month, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski pointed out that the application of quality, while traditionally found in the manufacturing industry, really has a place in every industry and he was …Continue reading →

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What the Matthew Stafford Sneak Shows Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | With less than one minute remaining in the game and down six points at home to the Dallas Cowboys, Matthew Stafford drove the Detroit Lions down the field with the …Continue reading →

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