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94% of problems in business are systems driver and only 6% are people driven. — W. Edwards Deming

One of the reasons (a BIG HUGE REASON) I think it is somewhat folly to think that we can effectively become qualified psychologists and with some personality profiles of questionable scientific acceptance solve our business problems. From Lean Thinking April 17, 2018...

If you have a good system I think, the work takes care of itself…

I heard something in a video I was watching today that I think was one of those very simple very profound little moments I like to call Lean Lessons. Natalia, a volunteer with Food Bank For New York City said: “George is a great leader he knows what he’s doing...
Psychologist Daniel Kahneman On The “Planning Fallacy”

Psychologist Daniel Kahneman On The “Planning Fallacy”

I am a huge “fan” of the work of psychologist and winner of the 2002 Nobel in economic science Daniel Kahneman and his book Thinking, Fast and Slow is arguably one of the most valuable books I have ever read. And for those that think 499 pages of...

Garrett Hardin: 3 Filters Needed to Think About Problems | Farnam Street Blog

Garrett Hardin: 3 Filters Needed to Think About Problems One of the best parts of Garrett Hardin’s wonderful Filters Against Folly is when he explores the three filters that help us interpret reality. No matter how much we’d like it to, the world does not...

Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire's success | Business Insider

Learning to celebrate failure at a young age led to this billionaire’s success VIDEO: “Failure for me became not...

Thinking Begets Thinking

A great Deming-ism I just stumbled across in my old notes  from a Scott Sedam article How To Get Smart from the 7/11/2000 issue of Professional Builder: Deming lamented that our companies and our country were becoming so obsessed with job skills that we were turning...

Persistence

Wow! Benjamin Zander on Music and Life (and Leadership)

Wow! Benjamin Zander (co-author along with his wife Rosamund Stone Zander of the great book The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life. gives us a Ted Talk! (via LifeHacker) (via LifeHacker) If the words “classical music...