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Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes

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.”


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


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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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