This Focused Performance Weblog started life as a "business management blog" containing links and commentary related primarily to organizational effectiveness with a "Theory of Constraints" perspective, but is in the process of evolving towards primary content on interactive and mobile marketing. Think of it as about Focusing marketing messages for enhanced Performance. If you are on an archive page, current postings are found here.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Chance that the Printer is Working -- Example of funny charts and graphs found at GraphJam.
"'The Shingo award establishes that the B1-B PDM is a world-class operation,' said Kim Roe, 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group Bomber Transformation chief. 'This award recognizes the mechanics and managers who have shown that critical chain theories are applicable at the depot maintenance level, repair and overhaul process.'"
Planet Money -- A few months ago, I was extremely impressed with an episode of This American Life, called The Giant Pool of Money. It was a joint venture between TAL and NPR News, and was and remains the best description of how we got into our current "worst financial crisis of generations." Another recent TAL episode - The Enforcers - included a segment put together by the same folks. It's subject is the partial root of the crisis in the SEC's failure to sufficiently regulate the markets - a failure rooted in the last 30 years of Reagan-Bush laissez-faire policies, compounded by the ubiquitous incompetence of the last 8 years (that last bit is my interpretation, not part of the radio piece).
At the end of that episode, there was an announcement of a new podcast from NPR - Planet Money - as well as a related blog, to both of which I've subscribed this week. If you have any interest in global finance, and these days you should, I strogly suggest you check it out.