“Weird Al” Yanokvic skewers corporate buzzwords in this new song and music video.
He also skewers the now-tired “hand writing on a white board” style of corporate videos, which I think is even more brilliant of him.
There are a few somewhat Lean-related buzzwords in the video… the last one looks like it has PDSA cycles drawn there :-)
It’s a little known fact that, during a dry spell in Weird Al’s career, that he wrote a line of corporate parody songs for target markets like Lean and Six Sigma.
- Lean It (parody of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”)
- Girls Just Wanna Kaizen (parody of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”)
- My Six Sigma (parody of The Knack’s “My Sharona”)
- Born to PDSA (parody of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”)
- What’s Root Cause Go to Do With It? (parody of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It”)
- 5S Paradise (parody of Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise)
- Smells Like Six Sigma (parody of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”)
- Pretty Fly for a Sensei (parody of The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly for a White Guy”)
OK, I made that all up. What Lean or Six Sigma parody songs would you write? Leave a comment to post your idea…
About 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 Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.