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The Goal Graphic Novel is here!

As a long-time fan of all things related to the Theory of Constraints, I was extremely pleased and honored to be able to join the early review program for The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel.  This book has been the foundation of so much that has driven manufacturing to new levels and then into any of a number of industries …

Why I Aeropress Coffee but Automate Everything Else

Many of my presentations start with me quoting the Rule of Three. Then I tell you three things about myself: I’m lazy I despise inconsistency Did I mention I’m lazy? The reason that these are important things to know is that being lazy is a fundamental reason why I have leapt into automation from early on in my career. Being …

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Pivoting and Accepting Being Wrong

While we are on the track of studying the Theory of Constraints and Technical Debt, one of the interesting things that I’ve discovered is missing from many people’s day-to-day activities is the evaluation of whether we are wrong. Being wrong happens all the time, and that’s fine. The problem comes when we are wrong, but fail to admit or acknowledge …

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Pay Yourself First: The Art of Reducing Technical Debt

Hopefully you’ve read yesterday’s post about my quick primer on the Theory of Constraints (TOC). This is the foundation for what we are going to talk about today which is the art of reducing technical debt. You may have already heard me talk about this before, and it’s something that I strive towards on a daily basis. What is Technical …