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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2012, 08:08:18 AM »
Some people rate a blog of their own.

DoCo's IainB rates an entire wiki! ;D :Thmbsup:

Good Lord! That last post is gonna take a little time to read and fully digest.

So ok...I guess I've got my next coffee break planned. ;)


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@IainB: thanks for mentioning W.E. Deming. I've pretty much read his entire corpus and found 99% of his thinking spot on. His "seven deadly diseases" of business still rings true despite them being so widely ignored.

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The "Seven Deadly Diseases" include:

    
  • Lack of constancy of purpose
  • Emphasis on short-term profits
  • Evaluation by performance, merit rating, or annual review of performance
  • Mobility of management
  • Running a company on visible figures alone
  • Excessive medical costs
  • Excessive costs of warranty, fueled by lawyers who work for contingency fees

"A Lesser Category of Obstacles" includes

    
  • Neglecting long-range planning
  • Relying on technology to solve problems
  • Seeking examples to follow rather than developing solutions
  • Excuses, such as "our problems are different"
  • Obsolescence in school that management skill can be taught in classes[27]
  • Reliance on quality control departments rather than management, supervisors, managers of purchasing, and production workers
  • Placing blame on workforces who are only responsible for 15% of mistakes where the system designed by management is responsible for 85% of the unintended consequences
  • Relying on quality inspection rather than improving product quality



I had high hopes for a while in the late 80s and early 90s when Deming enjoyed a brief renaissance in US management circles. Unfortunately, that got torpedoed when talk about the so-called "new economy" started gaining traction. That's when many in business started believing in magical worlds where success could be achieved via high expenses, no actual sales, and a work force that did whatever it felt like doing - and where "having pfun" was considered the absolute measure of success.

W.E. Deming (and Eliyahu M. Goldratt) need to be on every would be businessperson's "must read" list

« Last Edit: November 07, 2012, 10:37:24 AM by 40hz »

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2012, 10:29:21 AM »
Interesting what telling official documents you can dig up with a bit of work...
Army documents offer lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 17, 2012, 10:45:51 AM »
After all the misinformation and debate about the cause of H-Sandy, it's good to see some certainty - clear and rational truth being spoken by those who know...
http://www.memri.org...0/0/0/0/0/0/3637.htm

Who would'a thunk it?     :tellme:

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 17, 2012, 10:59:43 AM »
Who would'a thunk it?     :tellme

Not me. I know it was an alien plot to meant to mask the departure of that giant submerged UFO 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. :Thmbsup:

Which kinda explains a lot of things doesn't it? 8)

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 17, 2012, 11:05:20 AM »
I know it was an alien plot to meant to mask the departure of that giant submerged UFO 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. :Thmbsup:

Crap! My family left without me!  :o

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2012, 12:22:24 PM »
I know it was an alien plot to meant to mask the departure of that giant submerged UFO 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. :Thmbsup:

Crap! My family left without me!  :o

Hush! Don't let anybody know. They left without paying some bills. ;D

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2012, 05:07:16 PM »
I know it was an alien plot to meant to mask the departure of that giant submerged UFO 100 miles off the coast of New Jersey. :Thmbsup:

Crap! My family left without me!  :o

Hush! Don't let anybody know. They left without paying some bills. ;D

Yes, I know. Most of the bills they forgot to pay were mine.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy Discussion Thread
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2012, 07:09:48 AM »
Adding insult to injury... something no self-respecting petty bureaucrat should ever ignore the opportunity for...

VIA (video here)
http://www.activistp...with-failure-to.html

http://newyork.cbslo...n-property-citation/

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Residents in one Queens neighborhood are crying foul after they were written up for failing to clean up the city’s own mess. It is yet another new complication in life after Superstorm Sandy.

Rosanne and Joe Cavaliere are still trying to clean up from the hurricane.

They have branches through their roof, busted front windows, and, to add insult to injury, they recently received a citation notice from the city.

A city tree falls on their house, so, they get a citation... Nicely done!
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