Archive for December, 2006

the Toyota way

26Dec06

“That’s one of the subtle but distinctive characteristics of a Toyota factory. The supervisors and managers aren’t “bosses” in any traditional American sense. Their job is to find ways to do the work better:more efficiently, more effectively.” “Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement have been around for more than a quarter-century. But the incessant, almost mindless […]


choose

26Dec06

“Stop looking for direction and just get on a path. You have to start something to finish something and paralyzing yourself without choosing direction isn’t any way to go.” more I guess this is also good to think of in real life, personal or whatever.. Smart thing is to prioritize fast, and choose a way… […]


“I spent the rest of the evening in awe and confusion: I had built a model in my mind of what a self-made businesswoman would be like; I assumed she would be frazzled and a bit pissed off for having spent the majority of her life working. I assumed she would look tired and sartorially […]


26Dec06

“In the last 12 years, India’s economy has grown at an average annual rate of about 7 percent, reducing poverty by 10 percent. However, 40 percent of the world’s poor still live in India, and 28 percent of the country’s population continues to live below the poverty line. More than one third live on less […]


26Dec06

´Obsession. Observation. Overkill. Creating a viral campaign isn’t like filming a 30-second spot and then sitting back and letting it run. It’s a marathon, one that takes mastery of numerous media and the creativity to spin out a form of open-ended, multilayered, living entertainment that will keep an audience engaged for as long as possible.´ […]


talent

22Dec06

“…by favouring simplicity of use over simplicity of design, Microsoft has been able to leverage cheap but powerful commodity hardware, to provide cost-effective software solutions. These may be complex in design—and full of bugs to boot—but, boy, are they easy to use and maintain. That’s a winning formula in anyone’s book, and the reason why […]


creativity

22Dec06

“Creativity is organic. You can’t plan for it.” read more here Now I wonder if creativity becomes similar to spontaneous order (read this). Creativity is without doubt of benefit to the society and the social system, influencing the competitive advantage of a nation, group, etc. Can creativity be controlled or better yet, should it be […]