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

Absolutely hilarious… last Thursday's “30 Rock” 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?”

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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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      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.

  3. […] is the way is skewers GE culture (such as its past mocking of Six Sigma – see here, here, and here). In the parallel universe of 30 Rock, GE has been acquired by KableTown, a company […]

  4. […] *CLSSMBBOTHO is Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt of the Highest Order, by the way (a level I made up, not to be confused with Jack Donaghy’s “Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra.” […]

  5. […] If you’ve ever seen the  show 30 Rock, you might remember the pride fictional NBC President Jack Donaghy (played hilariously by Alec Baldwin) took in being a Six Sigma Black Belt Ultra. […]

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