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I turned down a 40% pay rise...here's why!

Years ago I turned down opportunity of a 40% pay rise.
Here’s what happened….

When I came into work there were 4 emails from colleagues, all saying the same thing… APPLY FOR THIS JOB. 1,835 more words

Systems Thinking

Travel: Gila Wilderness and More...

This past weekend Dan the man and I decided we should put the fact that April has more weekends than other months to good use. We devised a road trip plan that took us on a scenic loop up through the Gila, into Silver City and back to Las Cruces. 1,626 more words


There's No Generalizing in Lean

It has been decades since we first learned about the Toyota Production System and how it contributes to the company’s quality, productivity, and competitive success.  And although some companies have done very well with lean, most have struggled.  560 more words


A Good Day For Travel

Well yesterday was hot and a little sticky, but we left Pecos, TX this am and a light storm rolled in to west Texas last night and our travel today to our new site at Deming, NM was a delight because it was mostly overcast and cool.   419 more words


Motivational quote for April 6th 2016

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. W. E Deming


The Opposite of Kaizen:

“Kaizen” is the Japanese word that means “change for good”. Kaizen is probably the most used word in lean today. Kaizen has come to mean many things including “Kaizen events” – a week long group activity to improve a process. 843 more words


New Mexico

My family and I just spent 5 days with my Dad and Step-Mom in Hillsboro NM. My Dad was recently is an awful accident. He has been in a wheelchair for the past month. 147 more words