Category Archives: Quotes

Honor, justice, and humanity…

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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Remember, results are not the criteria….

Remember, results aren’t the criteria for success — it’s the effort made for achievement that is most important.  ~~John Wooden

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I don’t know the key…

“I don’t know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” ~~Bill Cosby

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Precise optimization….

“Precise optimization is not necessary. It would be too costly.” ~~Dr. W. Edwards Deming Lean Leaders balance conflicting goals.

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Lean is Not a Program….

Lean is not a program, it is a total strategy. ~~Taiichi Ohno  

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Today’s Standardization….

  Today’s standardization…is the necessary foundation on which tomorrow’s improvements will be based.  If you think “standardization” as the best you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow – you get somewhere.  But if you think of standards … Continue reading

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An Ounce of Action…

  “An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions.”   ~~Ralph Waldo Emerson   This quote is courtesy of A Lean Journey blog.  Tim McMahon has some great advice there.  … Continue reading

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Many Good American Companies…

Many good American companies have respect for individuals, and practice Kaizen and other TPS {Toyota Production System} tools.  But what is important is having all of the elements together as a system.  It must be practiced every day in a … Continue reading

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We Place the Highest Value…

We place the highest value on actual implementation and taking action.  There are many things one doesn’t understand

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Freedom…

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~~Ronald Reagan Thank you to … Continue reading

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