Have you ever heard of an Alligator Pear? If not, don't worry. You're not alone! Surprisingly, it's another name for an avocado.
As trendy as avocados have become lately, they have been around and used in popular dishes around the world for hundreds of years. Guacamole, for example, was created by the Aztecs and dates back to some time between the 14th and 16th centuries! As this delicious green dip and other avocado-heavy dishes continue to gain popularity, the demand for avocados rises. With a limited supply, the cost increases as well creating issues for both consumers, restaurants and food manufacturers alike.
Shout out and hat tip to Dan Markovitz for his excellent blog post: “WHEN LEADERS TORTURE THEIR EMPLOYEES“ He makes a strong case that displaying three months of customer satisfaction this way might lead to a lot of wasted effort and frustration. Below is just part of the photos that he shared — and please […]
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People Trust that You Care When You Show You Care. In this episode, I dig into a comment a viewer made regarding trust and the fact that real trust is realized when leaders demonstrate that they care. Leaders can demonstrate care by creating a safe working environment where failure is
“A recent Delphi-type forecast of the future of manufacturing carried out by the International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP) resulted in 94 forecast events on which good consensus was obtained. Of these, 24, or over one-fourth, strongly indicated that the computer-integrated automatic factory would be a full-blown reality well before the end of this […]
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I try to practice what I preach. I'm not perfect, but I do my best. Writing is fun for me, but I'm also the primary technical administrator for this blog and my other websites. I do a lot of the technical work and administration for my blogs and self-published books because I'm geeky enough to […]
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Thanks to Sara Thompson and Catalysis Inc. for asking me to write a blog post for them. If we can go “Beyond Heroes” (a great book by Kim Barnas), then we can also go “Beyond Emojis.” Beyond Emojis: How to Visualize Your Area Scorecard Metrics The previous post that I liked and I am building […]
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Joining me today for episode #357 is Michael Conroy, M.D., the Chief Medical Officer of Sutter Medical Group in northern California. Mike was previously the Medical Director of the Lean Promotion Office for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and he was in that role when we first met about a decade ago. We collaborated on […]
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There are some moments in life that are inflection or pivot points that forever shape the tapestry of your life. For me, moving to Japan five years ago (this month) was one of those pivotal moments in my life. Japan is now intertwined in the fabric of who I am – professionally and personally – […]
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Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients It's been more than 10 years since Atul Gawande wrote The Checklist Manifesto, showing the world that a simple 2-minute checklist prior to surgery resulted in fewer deaths. Adoption is “pretty spotty”, and in poorer countries, the checklist is rarely used due to “surgeons who resent the implication that […]