The date is September 15, 2008. The crisis in subprime mortgages had been going on for a little over a year. It was triggered in the last half of 2006 when house prices began to fall as the housing bubble in the United States burst. This caused those who had taken NINJA (No Income, No Job, or Assets) loans to buy
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.
Welcome to Episode 20 of the Outliers Inn – “The Benjamin & Joe Show”. Topic: In this rare ‘hostly’ episode, Antlerboy finally gets a microphone that works, and he and JP decide that it’s about time they found out a bit more about each others’ live and, more importantly, Operational Excellence backgrounds. Two old farts reminiscing
It’s taken a long time—but the time has finally come. The release of my book, “State of Readiness”, has arrived. My project officially started almost two and a half years ago. That was the day I formally sat down and decided to write a book. But it’s beginning can be traced to an article I
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Outliers Inn podcast: Corporate Superstition. Topic: Join Antlerboy and JP as they talk with Stephan Meyer where they discuss the topic of Corporate Superstition. Why are things done “this way” and not some other way in various corporations. What happens when the old ways are found to be incorrect? What are some ways
Welcome to Episode 16 of the Outliers Inn podcast: Agile development in the public service industry. Topic: Join Antlerboy and JP as they talk with Matt Barnaby where they discuss the application of agile development practices in the public service industry. Hosts: Joseph Paris & Benjamin Taylor Guests: Matt Barnaby Click here to listen now!
It’s been another week, much like the many other weeks for me. In addition to running a couple of companies, working on a few projects and pitching others, and the routine management and engagement of the Operational Excellence Group on LinkedIn; I had a few more conversations with the leadership of Continuous Improvement or Operational
Welcome to Episode 12 of The Outliers Inn podcast: Game Theory Topic: It’s all fun and games until… you hit a Nash equilibrium. JP and Antlerboy explore the games people (and organisations) play, going from Stratego to politics to framing, re-framing, and how to challenge the rules of the game. If that sounds a little dry, wait