Tag: WSJ

Helpful Visuals for an International Flight, a Hospital, or a Dentist

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My wife and I are getting ready to leave tomorrow night for a two-week vacation, so it jogged my memory about this story I...

U.S. Hospitals Have the Best E.R. Care for Kids, But Aren’t...

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There's been a back-and-forth of views about the state of pediatric emergency medicine recently in the Wall Street Journal. Let me start first, actually, with...

Stuff I’m Reading March 2015: Womack, Sweatshops, Hospitals, and Surveys

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As often happens, I have too many open browser tabs full of articles that I was going to potentially blog about. Too much WIP...

The Patriots, Coach Belichick, Aspects of Lean Thinking, and Dr. Deming

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Earlier this month, for the College Football Playoff championship game, I wrote about "Lessons from the Football Coaching and Leadership Styles of the Oregon...

Lessons from the Football Coaching and Leadership Styles of the Oregon...

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Note: Today is the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake. Russell Maroni's journal from his volunteer work there, including some Lean concepts he employed,...

What Are Your New Year’s Lean Resolutions for 2015? What Problems...

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Happy New Year! Let's talk about Lean. Let's talk about Kaizen and continuous improvement and how to get better in 2015. You're possibly thinking, "Hey,...

Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare)

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"Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die." The photos are dramatic. Note: The Jalopnik automotive blog debunks (warning, "BS" word appears) the article and photos,...

Lime Shortages, Cost, Price, and Lean

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Limes are a very big deal here in San Antonio, between the cuisine and, of course, margaritas. Hint: life is too short to drink...

Parallels Between Philadelphia Eagles’ Coach Chip Kelly & A Lean Leader

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The Philadelphia Eagles are playing in an NFL playoff matchup tonight against the New Orleans Saints. I'd admired Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and...

“Why Charter Schools Work” – Questions of Autonomy, Responsibility, Standardized Work...

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My mom is a retired public school elementary teacher, so I've heard plenty of stories about bad management decisions within a school system and...

More Than Grammar in This WSJ Grammar Quiz

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Last week, my dad pointed out this grammar quiz on the Wall Street Journal website (as part of the article "This Embarrasses You and...

Stuff I’m Reading, April 20 – Cancer Cars, ThedaCare Payments, Boss...

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In a recurring feature, here are links to some more articles I've read recently that might be of interest: Luxury car program brings cancer patients...