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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 18 May 2020, 4:00 PM
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By Pascal Dennis (bio)

Poesis is the Greek work for 'making things'.

Not coincidently, it's also the word for poetry.

A good piece of writing is like a fine piece of cabinetry, an elegant circuit board, or a beautiful engine.

Steve Jobs famously insisted that everything should be beautiful in the IPod, IPad, IPhone -- even if the customer couldn't see it.

A great carpenter feels the same way about the back of a cabinet.

This insight informed my life and the arts I've committed to:
  • The art of management, and
  • The art of writing

But do North American high school students appreciate the beauty of making things?

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Have they been given proper guidance? Or do they stumble, by default, into barren general arts programs?

I understand, for example, that there are almost a million unfilled skilled trades positions in America.

Good jobs in fields like mechanical, construction and information technology.

A chance to make something beautiful, to learn & practice a great art.

My sense is our kids don't have a full picture of what's possible.

Can I appeal to our friends and colleagues in the Continuous Improvement community to help?

Please spread the message every chance you get.

Making things is COOL.

Pascal


In case you missed our last few blogs... please feel free to have another look…

What is Breakthrough?, Part 2
What Does Breakthrough Mean? - Part 1
Suggestion boxes vs Quick & Easy Kaizen
What is Intellectual Capital?, Part 2



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    by LSSU Admin - Monday, 18 May 2020, 12:00 PM
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    In recent years, several training simulation games have been developed by academic and industry experts to support the teaching and learning activities of Lean philosophy. Using simulation games to teach Lean philosophy is an effective tool to convey the concepts.
    Games use multiple communication means and create engagement. More importantly, they help people to memorize concepts and allow for a more practical experience of lean than traditional teaching methods do. They give participants a...

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      For Episode #371, we bring the discussion back to Lean Manufacturing applications, as our guest is Marc Lushington-Murray. He currently lives in the Fort Worth, Texas area but, as you'll discover from his accent, he was originally born and raised in England. Marc is currently searching for a new opportunity, but he brings a great […]

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        by LSSU Admin - Friday, 15 May 2020, 4:00 PM
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        In Episode 16, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh take a little longer than usual to get to the lean talk. Our whiskey topic was cocktails, which takes longer to make (and apparently talk about) than pouring neat whiskey into a tumbler. Mark made a Boulevardier and Jamie made an Old

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          On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


          "Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest."   — Seth Godin

          The very first job of a leader is to...

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            We didn't do a live stream like last time, but we did record another video for the Lean Whiskey podcast series, here for Episode #16. You can also listen as an audio podcast, as usual. Today, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh take a little longer than usual to get to the lean talk. Our whiskey […]

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              by LSSU Admin - Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:00 PM
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              Creativity takes work, along with inspiration. Inspiration doesn’t always strike us when we plan for it, or when we need it. We have to adopt many different strategies to engage our creativity and intuition within problem solving. Yoshiki Iwata is the founder of the famous lean consulting firm Shingijutsu. Mr.

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                One of the great joys of the past five years has been the unexpected friendship that I’ve developed with Isao Yoshino. I have learned so much from our conversations – about what it means to be a leader and a learner, plus getting glimpse into an insider’s perspective about pivotal movements in Toyota’s history as […]

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                  by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:00 PM
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                  For my Facebook fans you already know about this great feature. But for those of you that are not connected to A Lean Journey on Facebook or Twitter I post daily a feature I call Lean Tips.  It is meant to be advice, things I learned from experience, and some knowledge tidbits about Lean to help you along your journey.  Another great reason to like A Lean Journey on Facebook.

                  Click this link for A Lean Journey's Facebook Page Notes Feed.
                  Here is the next addition of tips from the...

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                    Joining me for Episode #370 is Edward Blackman, the founder and managing partner of Kelda Consulting. He has previously had Lean and process improvement-focused roles at organizations as varied as Whirlpool, Amway, and Spectrum Health. Today, we are discussing behavioral science and the need to combine practices and lessons from that field with Lean and […]

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