Taking Time to Give Thanks and to Take a Break
This is a time of year to give thanks… I have much to be thankful for, so I'm going to start my Thanksgiving break a bit early.
Some of you might have noticed that I was battling some technical glitches and gremlins with the site this week. I was battling problems again this morning, but finally figured out the root cause of the problems (see more here). Working with tech support chewed up about an hour each day this week, so I lost time I might have otherwise spent creating content.
So, it's time for a break. I'm going to tee up some podcasts for December release and if I write over the next ten days, I'll build up an inventory of posts to schedule (and level load) for December.
I'm going to write up a blog post with some reflections on Lean Startup Week. If you'd like to buy a pass to view recordings of all of the main stage talks, including mine, you can use the link in this tweet:
"Ask yourself why the average is where it is, rather than why a single data point is where it is" – @MarkGraban on distinguishing signal from noise in metrics.
— Lean Startup Co. (@leanstartup) November 15, 2017
I'm also going to be working on a book on the topic of managing metrics. I'm still doing early iterations on everything from the title and the brief description of the book as I start diving into writing. So, it's not all downtime, I guess.
If you're looking for something to read (or for your wish list), Amazon has a pretty good price on Lean Hospitals:
And if you'd like the paperback or Kindle versions of Practicing Lean, that's available too:
But, work aside, my wife and I will be enjoying some downtime with her parents and my parents will also be coming down from Michigan. There's much to be thankful for, this time of year and always. A few technical problems with a blog – that's definitely a “first world problem.”
Thanks to all of you in healthcare who work over this holiday – and every holiday.
I hope you and yours enjoy the Thanksgiving week. Thanks to you for reading the blog and spending time with me here.
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