Moving The Bottleneck

Most of you probably get that there will always be a bottleneck in a system. You implement a fix in one place, now something else becomes the constraint. The hard lesson to learn is that there is point of diminishing returns on optimizing (anything). Doesn’t mean you should stop, just that you should think about […]

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I Learned Something From You

I learned something from you – that was something someone said to me at the end of a recent consulting engagement. I wasn’t teaching, just doing, so that it made it all the more interesting to hear. Part compliment, part acknowledgement, maybe even part surprise, regardless, it was a very nice thing to be told. […]

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Upscale Bowling

I don’t bowl often, maybe once a year at best. It’s a fun way to spend a couple hours – I imagine many of you have done the same. Regardless of location they all seem about the same. Mostly quiet, not fancy, maybe even utilitarian in most ways. Food. Not great food, but good enough […]

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