Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes

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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.

 

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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