“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” —John F. Kennedy It seems at every conference, symposium, or other gathering of thought leaders for higher learning where the topic is Lean Six Sigma, many of the attendees—and almost all of
Issue: 2018-11 January 2018 Founder’s Corner The Recession is Dead – Long Live the Recession by Joseph Paris The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was
The competitive advantage for businesses in the 20th Century was centered around the efforts related to process excellence – making the processes throughout a business as efficient and as effective as possible. And this was accomplished using a variety of disciplines including (but not limited to) Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and so on.
Issue: 2017-12 December 2017 Founder’s Corner Holiday Wishes As we come to the end of another year, we find ourselves reflective of the year’s hard fought battles won and lost, of loves arrived and departed, and of our professional successes and disappointments. With rebuilding spirit and energy, we look with great
Issue: 2017-11 November 2017 Founder’s Corner So, you want to write a book… by Joseph Paris My book, ” State of Readiness“, was published in May this year (2017). And it’s been almost six months since I have written a fresh article. It’s not been for a lack of topics. In fact, I
Issue: 2017-10 October 2017 Founder’s Corner Innovation Vs. Transformation by Joseph Paris If you want your business to survive, you need to innovate. If you want your business to have a chance of thriving, you need transformation. Certainly, either innovation or transformation are no guarantees of success – but the lack of both
Issue: 2017-09 September 2017 Founder’s Corner Wicked Problems Joseph Paris There are all manner of problems (being an optimist, I rather use the term “challenge”) that we face each and every day. Most of these challenges are simple enough: what’s for dinner this eve; is there traffic on the highway that
Issue: 2017-07 July 2017 Founder’s Corner Healthcare: No End In Sight – Poor Value at Unsustainable Costs Joseph Paris Something is seriously wrong… The healthcare industry as a whole in the United States is corrupt, dysfunctional, ineffective, and inefficient. And regardless of “party affiliation”, everyone appears to share this opinion. The only real disagreement