The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better

The surprising ingredient that makes businesses work better

What is it about unfairness? Whether it’s not being invited to a friend’s wedding or getting penalized for bad luck or an honest mistake, unfairness often makes us so upset that we can’t think straight. And it’s not just a personal issue — it’s also bad for business, says Marco Alverà. He explains how his…

When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

When man meets metal: rise of the transhumans

In this futuristic-ally-inspired article, the Guardian begs the question: At the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. The revolution of the transhumans, if you will. But is this really the future? Will the nirvana foretold by science fiction – in which biology and technology would fuse and…

Capitalism isn’t an ideology

Capitalism isn’t an ideology

Bhu Srinivasan researches the intersection of capitalism and technological progress. Instead of thinking about capitalism as a firm, unchanging ideology, he suggests that we should think of it as an operating system — one that needs upgrades to keep up with innovation, like the impending take-off of drone delivery services. Learn more about the past…

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2018

Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – February 2018

  Issue: 2018-02 February 2018 Founder’s Corner Lean Six Sigma – Reality or Myth? by Joseph Paris “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” -John F. Kennedy It seems at every conference, symposium, or other gathering of thought leaders…

Lean Six Sigma – Reality or a Myth?

Lean Six Sigma – Reality or a Myth?

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” —John F. Kennedy It seems at every conference, symposium, or other gathering of thought leaders for higher learning where the topic is Lean Six Sigma, many of the attendees—and almost all of…