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MIT article comparing Lean, TQM, Six Sigma, “and related enterprise process improvement methods”

MIT article comparing Lean, TQM, Six Sigma, “and related enterprise process improvement methods” | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Last week, my Suggested Content on Scoop.It! contained a link to a May, 2010 working paper from MIT’s Engineering Systems Division (ESD) by Kirkor Bozdogan, entitled Towards an integration of...
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I'm learning at warp speed by curating steams of tagged content. The process is near automatic. I feel like I'm responding to things brought up by someone in the room.  

 

My home base is http://jaycross.com. My blog is http://internettime.com.

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Paula Silva's comment, August 27, 2012 3:25 AM
That’s a wonderful idea!
We like reading about your views and thoughts.
Your other topics on Scoop.it are rocking!
Enjoy!
Alexis Watt's comment, June 4, 2013 11:33 PM
Fresh from a session by Scott Klososky from Future Point of View about curating rivers of knowledge ... enter Scoopit via Twitter
Richard E Furlong's comment, August 30, 2013 6:34 AM
Rivers and streams of tagged content knowledge. Green all around, birds chirping. ;-) - kidding, Smart Jay . .
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Important Stuff

Important Stuff | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
 Consider these pages a museum of things that have inspired my thinking since the 'net lit up. My interests embrace business strategy, networks, innovation, and learning. Here you will find inspira...
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Important Stuff Consider these pages a museum of things that have inspired my thinking since the ‘net lit up. My interests embrace business strategy, networks, innovation, and learning. Here you will find inspirations from Doug Engelbart, Tim O’Reilly, Kevin Kelly, Dave Snowden, John Dewey, Ivan Illich, Roger Schank, and others.Perpetual beta, never up to date but contact me if you have suggestions on how to improve the list.

Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |   Schooling   |Culture   |    Foundations   |   Organizations   |   Other   |   Video

Glossary  |  Jay’s Research Pointers  |  Important Stuff bookmarks  |   Jay’s Bookmarks  |  

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A New Year's Challenge: Health, Happiness, Peace, Joy |

A New Year's Challenge: Health, Happiness, Peace, Joy | | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Same Sex Married Life | 10 Thousand Couples online same sex married life magazine, same-sex couples news, profiles in courage, relationship advice, healthy marriage, healthy families, global
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This is a great list of hints for leading a better life. Don't be put off by the fact that it comes from a gay site and is three years old. 

 

Health:

1. Drink plenty of water. 
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy 
5. Make time to be thankful. 
6. Play more games. 
7. Read more books than you did in 2009. 
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 
9. Sleep for 7 hours. 
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Personality:

11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
12. Don't have negative thoughts on things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits. 
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. 
16. Dream more while you are awake. 
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. 
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra 
class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 
23. Smile and laugh more. 
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

Society:

25. Call your family often. 
26. Each day give something good to others. A good word really matters. Change Lives
27. Forgive everyone for everything. 
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day, better yet, make them LOL!. 
30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

Life:

32. Do the right thing! 
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
34. The Creator heals too. 
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
37. The best is yet to come. 
38. When you awake alive in the morning, give thanks for it. 
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Last but not the least:

40. Please feel free to share this with the people you care about, I just did.

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Resources - Treading Lightly

Resources - Treading Lightly | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The book, Treading Lightly, describes how the ancient Aboriginal society organised for sustainability, their mission to keep all alive, non-herarchical leadership, eco-farming methods, four-level story-telling method and governance rules.
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check out Accounting for a Sustainable World

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Pivots and Portfolios: A Contrarian View

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Pivots and Portfolios: A Contrarian View | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
We live in turbulent times. We struggle to find ways to cope with this turbulence but many of our approaches only aggravate the situation rather than alleviate it. Case in point: portfolios and pivots.
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The bottom line issue with both of these approaches is that they tend to undermine commitment to any particular course of action, or even any particular view of how a market or arena is likely to evolve. So, what’s wrong with that?


Magnifying risk rather than reducing it


What’s wrong is that we fall prey to one of the greatest risks in times of uncertainty. We become distracted by surface events and lose our focus on the fundamental forces that are shaping our surroundings. The more we pay attention to surface events, the more likely we are to shorten our time horizons and spread ourselves too thinly in a vain attempt to respond to the latest unexpected developments. We lose our ability to prioritize – everything seems to have equal urgency.  In a turbulent sea, the worst thing that can happen is that we get buffeted from surface wave to surface wave and lose any sense of the direction of underlying currents that might carry us to safety.

 
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The Happiness Tipping Point

The Happiness Tipping Point | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.
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Seligman says happiness is crossing the chasm. Thousands of authors, researchers, and business people agree. 

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The Management Revolution That's Already Happening

The Management Revolution That's Already Happening | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The Management Revolution That’s Already Happening: Formerly self-evident truths of leadership and management are being cast aside. Once sacred concepts are being declared obsolete.
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Fantastic post. A keeper. The Management Revolution and its literature. 

 

The basics:

 

a shift from a goal of making money to the goal of delighting customers profitably. Innovation and transformation are no longer options: they have become imperatives.a shift from controlling individuals to inspiring collaboration among self-organizing teams, networks and ecosystems.a shift from coordinating work by hierarchical bureaucracy with its rules, roles, plans and reports to dynamic linking, with iterative approaches to development with direct customer feedback and interaction with teams and networks.a shift from a preoccupation with economic value and efficiency to an embrace of values that will grow the firm and the accompanying ecosystems, particularly radical transparency, continuous improvement and sustainability.a shift from top-down directives to multi-directional conversations. Instead of telling people what to do, leaders inspire people across organizational boundaries to work together on common goals.

I foresee a great sorting out of the companies that get it and those that don't. 

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Unhappy? Clean House

Unhappy? Clean House | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Marketers want us to believe that we can perfect our lives by perfecting our homes.
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Recommended by Bill Daul

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Excuse Me Ma'am, But Your Unhappiness Is Showing!

Excuse Me Ma'am, But Your Unhappiness Is Showing! | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Have you ever had an experience with someone who you suspect may be miserable at work? I have. In fact, I’ve spent my whole day dealing with people who appear to be unhappy at work.
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Have you ever had an experience with someone who you suspect may be miserable at work? -- You kidding me?

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Internet Time Blog : A Solution to the College Crisis

Internet Time Blog : A Solution to the College Crisis | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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Use the profit motive to return college to the real world.

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17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up

17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Content - Just what the title says... along with an infographic and a host of examples, illustrations, and explanations.
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Feed the beast what it likes. 

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:31 AM

Wow! This is a powerful resource about what kind of content Google is loving right now! 

Laura Brown's comment, February 26, 2013 5:51 PM
An annoying site. Before I can even read one sentence of the post they pop open a window nagging me to share the link. Idiots! I'm not sharing a link I haven't even read yet. Then the post isn't even all visible for me to skim and decide if they have any points worth reading. Not very smart. So I didn't read it and didn't look for any other content on the site.
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What does a ‘No Fire’ policy change? Everything.

What does a ‘No Fire’ policy change? Everything. | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Imagine if a company had a ‘no fire’ policy. The impacts touch everything. David Marquet interviewed Charlie Kim, the CEO of NextJump, a company focused on rewards and loyalty programs....
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"Changing the social contract so fundamentally — treating people like family and not discardable — is a completely radical move. I am sure that we we’ll see more of this idea as more companies begin to realize the value of standing for something more that increasing profits for the shareholders."

 

If we are permanent stakeholders, we are owners. It does make a difference. Certainty in an uncertain world. 

 

I imagine a lot of people would go for that.

 

 

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Five Guideposts For The Future Of Leadership and Management - Forbes

Five Guideposts For The Future Of Leadership and Management - Forbes | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Steve Denning is on fire today. Claudio Perrone via Alexander Fürstenau In fact, lots of us were on fire yesterday for the global event, Stoos Connect, aka World Stoos Day.
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Read this one. 

 

The Stoos Movement, by which I mean the zeitgeist of 21st century management, is one factor pushing for change. 

 

Steve Denning has his fingers on the pulse. For a lucid view of what we need, Steve's got my vote. 

 

Unfortunately, we need a Winston Churchill to rally the support for risking what works for what's more likely to work in the future. 

 

I'm going to blog on this because it's not taught in school. It amazes me how many common sense deniers are out there.

 

Living in earthquake country, my mind accepts the fact that all of us are surfing on tectonic plates.

 

Hell of a wild surf ride from L.A. to the Point Reyes Peninsula an hour north of Berkeley. Forget Endless Summer; this was a 4 million year ride 500 miles, two plates scraping together, boom, boom, shake, shake, grinding out Route 1, Big Sur, and the entire Western Seashore. 

 

Most of the time, nothing happens beyond being startled and a the pictures on the walls in jaunty l the canned goods falling on the floor. 

 

Trying to straddle the 20th century and 21st century worldviews can rip you a new one. 

 

 

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Jay's Important Stuff Page

Jay's Important Stuff Page | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The Important Stuff Page is a virtual library of documents, video, and URLs that inspire me. It covers these topics: Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |  ...
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The Important Stuff Page is a virtual library of documents, video, and URLs that inspire me. It covers these topics: Complexity in Business   |  Business Evolution  |   Learning   |  Internet   |   Schooling   | Culture   |    Foundations   |   Organizations   |   Other   |   Video

 

From now until December 4, I’m crowd-sourcing suggestions for new things to put here,anything from a single-panel cartoon to a link to an important, soul-stirring book.

First prize, of $50, and other prizes will be announced during my presentation at Online Educa, Berlin.

Suggest something cool. Send me the item, the URL, where it came from, and why it’s important to the topics covered here. Tell me if I should or shouldn’t credit you on the page.

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Lee Smolin

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Time is the universal constant. 

 

I'm reading Smolin's Time Reborn. It's wonderful. 

 

Click around this site and change your thinking. 

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Fast Time and the Aging Mind

Fast Time and the Aging Mind | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Is it possible that learning new things might slow our internal sense of time?
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Time is what you make of it. Lifelong learners have more mileposts and experience time more slowly. Time doesn't speed up as you age, but your perception of recent and distant blurs, so in retrospect, time feels faster. 

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Report: Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing

Report: Corporations must join the Collaborative Economy | Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang | Social Media, Web Marketing | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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with Jeremiah's slides. 

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Real Business - Happiness will save the economy

Real Business - Happiness will save the economy | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Boyd Kershaw argues that happiness boosts productivity so much it could bring the UK economy out of recession.
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"At Nixon McInness, social business consultants based in Brighton, employees can place tennis balls in one of two buckets - marked "happy" and "unhappy" - when they head home. This happiness barometer acts as an early warning system so that any looming problems can be identified and addressed early on."

 

Maybe it's time to reinvigorate my Happiness app.

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It's Time to Revolutionize Corporate Learning

It's Time to Revolutionize Corporate Learning | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
I spend a lot of time thinking, writing, speaking and working in my own personal and professional venn diagram of: leadership development; social collaborative tools; and all things related to lear...
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A provocative read (JDI). Marcia, Dan, and Kerry are right in line with my thinking although we use different terminology and approaches to get there. 

 

A "Workscape" is the locus of work and learning (which are converging so rapidly, they are one and the same). It may be the factory floor, a home office, or a meeting at the customer's site. The Workscape is the learning platform. Tinkering with it makes the whole system function better. 

 

For example, the Workscape should provide easy way to seek and pinpoint needed information. Similarly, the Workscape should make it simple to find and collaborate with others. The Workscape culture must encourage experimentation. It even gets down to physical factors such as the availability of conference rooms and conversation nooks, wi-fi in the cafeteria, big monitors on the desks, and plenty of windows. 

 

"Corporate learning" is fiction, an artificial aggregation of individual learning by workers and small teams. Hence, the focus shifts to personal development plans, supported by managers who assign stretch jobs that enable people to learn by experience. 

 

People cement their knowledge by sharing it with others. The authors call this curation. I've thought of it as narrating one's work. The result is the same. 

 

Harold Jarche has been advocating these basic steps as individual practice for dealing with a complex world. Seek-sense-share. The authors' learning nouveau is what results if everybody is doing their 3S personal knowledge management. 

 

Personally, I applaud the notion that business needs fewer functionaries and most artists. I have the bruises and scars that show it's a tough sell.

 

 

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Why Can't The C-Suite Grasp Agile Management?

Why Can't The C-Suite Grasp Agile Management? | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
As a leader, do you honor and appreciate the power of We?* There’s been a lively discussion around my article earlier this week, The Best-Kept Management Secret On the Planet: Agile.
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Rod Collins' takeaways on agile:

 

A riveted focus on what the customers value and what’s most important to them.A preoccupation with group process rather than distributed tasks as in traditional management.A recognition that work is fundamentally iterative learning

 

Work and learning are becoming the same. You can't reform learning without reforming working. 

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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
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AsAs   the good folks at HeartMath have been screaming from the rooftops, The heart and the head are directly connected via the vagus nerve. "Work in social genomics reveals that our personal histories of social connection or loneliness, for instance, alter how our genes are expressed within the cells of our immune system. New parents may need to worry less about genetic testing and more about how their own actions — like texting while breast-feeding or otherwise paying more attention to their phone than their child — leave life-limiting fingerprints on their and their children’s gene expression.'

 

 

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There's More to Life Than Being Happy

There's More to Life Than Being Happy | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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 "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing," Frankl wrote in Man's Search for Meaning, "the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."


"Happiness without meaning characterizes a relatively shallow, self-absorbed or even selfish life, in which things go well, needs and desire are easily satisfied, and difficult or taxing entanglements are avoided," the authors write.


How do the happy life and the meaningful life differ? Happiness, they found, is about feeling good. Specifically, the researchers found that people who are happy tend to think that life is easy, they are in good physical health, and they are able to buy the things that they need and want. While not having enough money decreases how happy and meaningful you consider your life to be, it has a much greater impact on happiness. The happy life is also defined by a lack of stress or worry.

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Jay Cross » Business+MOOCs: the Hangout recording

Jay Cross » Business+MOOCs: the Hangout recording | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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A Hangout on Air -- MOOCs and Business

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6 happiness habits

6 happiness habits | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
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Summary advice from Greater Good Science Center

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Complexity Explorer | Santa Fe Institute

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The home page for Santa Fe Institute's MOOC on Complexity. 

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MIT article comparing Lean, TQM, Six Sigma, “and related enterprise process improvement methods”

MIT article comparing Lean, TQM, Six Sigma, “and related enterprise process improvement methods” | Jay Cross | Scoop.it
Last week, my Suggested Content on Scoop.It! contained a link to a May, 2010 working paper from MIT’s Engineering Systems Division (ESD) by Kirkor Bozdogan, entitled Towards an integration of...
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