Lean vs. growth

The lean manufacturing model, when applied to knowledge work, is a race to the bottom where humans are reduced to robots and creative output to widgets. The work is process-mapped to death, and management demands “faster, better, cheaper.” The concern is not for the experience of the end customer or the growth of the company,… Continue reading Lean vs. growth

Shower Thinking

Forget whistling while you work, hit the showers!┬áSeveral years ago now, I heard Tim Sanders speak on productivity and creativity. One point that stuck with me was that a chemical is released when you shower called DHEA that actually helps you think better. Haven’t some of your best ideas come while in the shower? This… Continue reading Shower Thinking