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30 Rock: Jack Donaghy is a “Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra” – And He Has Proof

by Mark Graban on February 8, 2011 · 10 comments

30 rock baldwin 30 Rock: Jack Donaghy is a Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra   And He Has Proof leanAbsolutely hilarious… last Thursday’s “30 Rock 30 Rock: Jack Donaghy is a Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra   And He Has Proof lean” features Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) talking about how he’s a “Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra… with the groin branding to prove it.”

To which, the new boss from their new owner Kabletown asks, “What’s Six Sigma? A rock band?”


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller 30 Rock: Jack Donaghy is a Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra   And He Has Proof leanAbout LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.


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1 Kristen February 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Brilliant! Love it.

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2 Jos de Jong February 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

No show for European citizen.

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3 MarkGraban
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February 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Sorry, that’s a hulu.com restriction.

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4 Mark R Hamel
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February 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Very funny! Groin branding…now I understand why many of the six sigma folks don’t smile as much as the lean folks.
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5 Mark Graban
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February 9, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Maybe us Lean folks are jealous that 30 Rock isn’t mocking us… but maybe that will come, since GE is getting deeper into Lean in recent years. But on 30 Rock, NBC is no longer part of GE (as in real life), so the Jack Donaghey character likely wouldn’t get more training in Lean or Six Sigma.

Jack does spend a fair amount of time at the “gemba” (with the actors and the set) and he does “coach” Liz Lemon quite a bit.

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