Velocity Book Review

Actually, the full title is Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance – A Business Novel.  It’s of course listed on Amazon in kindle, paperback, and audible.  I listened to the audible version. As is typical in business novels the characters tend to be flattened slightly to encourage…

Words for the Week

There are some great words out there that deserve to become a more active part of everyone’s vocabulary.

A Sign That All Things Are Equal

The equal sign is one of the many characters that sites on our keyboards, but most people don’t know that the sign was actually invented–and not too long ago. The = sign was invented in 1557 by Robert Recorde. Prior to that people would literally write is equal to in their notes about the relationship…

Michael Invented Pong

Actually according to Wikipedia: Pong is one of the earliest arcade video games. It is a table tennis sports game featuring simple two-dimensional graphics. The game was originally manufactured by Atari, which released it in 1972. Allan Alcorn created Pong as a training exercise assigned to him by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell based the…

Blind Spots

It’s no doubt that we all have our weaknesses.  One of the aspects of the human condition is how hard it is for us to see our own weaknesses. One of my weaknesses is the way I say things.  It takes people a while to get used to, but generally once we’ve become acquainted it’s…