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Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes

by Mark Graban on February 2, 2013 · 1 comment

NBC’s “30 Rock” ended its broadcast run on Thursday and the show left us with a few last Six Sigma jokes, including the “Wheel of Domination” that includes not only vertical integration, but also horizontal integration, AND diagonal integration… diversification and something called “ificationication.”

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Here’s a clip where Jack Donaghy describes how the wheel makes you into a perfect company:

Salon.com has more of the text from the wheel. Read more.

In a later scene Donaghy said: “Every problem can be solved. As Six Sigma taught me: Analyze, Strategize, Succeed… A-S-S”

From past seasons:

30 Rock’s 6 Principles of 6 Sigma

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

30 Rock Mocks GE’s Manufacturing Reshoring

30 Rock on “Making Things” – Sorta


We’ll miss you, 30 Rock.

Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Farewell to 30 Rock & its Six Sigma Jokes 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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