GA 170 | How to See Past the Numbers with Bill Waddell

GA 170 | How to See Past the Numbers with Bill Waddell

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 170 | How to See Past the Numbers with Bill Waddell

This week we’re sharing an inspiring keynote by Bill Waddell from the 2015 Lean Leadership Week. Bill explains how the concepts of fuzzy logic, globalization, and basic morality intersect, and why lean is ultimately all about people. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Bill’s background (4:26)
  • An example of fuzzy logic (6:21)
  • More examples (7:45)
  • The book’s message about math and numbers (8:57)
  • The limits of quantification (10:02)
  • Why you can’t put a number on people (11:42)
  • Basic moral standards and globalization (12:47)
  • What lean is all about (19:08)
  • Bill’s two main messages (19:51)

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.