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    organizations

    Why Organizations Don’t Learn

    - by HBR.org

    As any person in leadership will tell you, they believe that in order to stay competitive, their organizations must be continuously learning and improving on a daily basis.  However, even those companies esteemed for their commitment to continuous improvement (Toyota for example), are finding it difficult to practice what they preach. HBR examines in detail, why organizations don’t learn.. To read more, click here. Image (source)

  • eNewsletters

    Operational Excellence by Design eNewsletter – October 2015

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Sponsored By Issue: 2015-10 OCTOBER 2015 A Message from our Founder… Operational Excellence Maturity Model Joseph F Paris Jr   I have met countless Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence professionals over the course of my career. And, in turn, I have become acquainted with their roles and efforts in regards to driving value to their organizations. Oftentimes, these professionals, although possessing great passion for, and pride in, the value they drive to their companies, express their frustrations at the lack of proper support from their company in their efforts. Interestingly – perhaps even tellingly – although almost all of them…

  • Body of Knowledge

    Operational Excellence Maturity Model

    - by Joseph Paris

    I have met countless Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence professionals over the course of my career.  And, in turn, I have become acquainted with their roles and efforts in regards to driving value to their organizations.  Oftentimes, these professionals, although possessing great passion for, and pride in, the value they drive to their companies, express their frustrations at the lack of proper support from their company in their efforts. Interestingly – perhaps even tellingly – although almost all of them consider themselves and their efforts “strategic” to the company, very few of them actually are. In examining the level of…

  • Thought Food
    dark net

    How the Mysterious Dark Net is Going Mainstream

    - by ted.com

    Did you know there’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across or even heard of? Only accessed by a special browser, it is home to a freewheeling collection of websites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. It’s the place to go for those who have something to hide… Hence the “dark net”. Learn more about it as Jamie Bartlett reports in this eye-opening TED talk. To watch this video, click here. (Image source)  

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    inventor

    How an F student became america’s most prolific inventor

    - by Bloomberg.com

    For a guy who didn’t do well in any classes, Lowell Wood has certainly done well in breaking down stereotypical notions of intelligence and innovation. From often receiving the lowest score on exams, this guy went on to becoming an astrophysicist, a self-trained paleontologist and computer scientist, and, as of a few months ago, the most prolific inventor in U.S. history. Breaking Thomas Edison’s record that stood until July 7, 2015, Wood received U.S. Patent No. 9,075,906 for “Medical support system including medical equipment case.” To read more, click here. Image source

  • Podcasts
    outliers

    Episode 0 – The Outliers Inn – Inaugural Episode

    - by Operational Excellence Society

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Outliers Inn Podcast! Hosts: Joseph Paris, Founder of the OpEx Society,  & Benjamin Taylor,  Owner of RedQuadrant. Guest: Matt (Boom) Daniel Topic: This is the inaugural edition, so please forgive the roughness of it – we promise to get better over time!   Pretty much just getting our feet wet, figuring out the technology, etc.   Its a bit rough around the edges at times, again inaugural episode, so please forgive the dropouts and funny audio. Your hosts, Joseph and Benjamin, joined by guest Matt “Boom” Daniel, Marine Aviator and graduate of Top Gun, kick of…

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