Hi all,

Trying something new for a few weeks to address some areas of improvement on the site. Namely;

1) Interaction: I’ve long wanted to have greater interaction with everyone on this mailing list but have been thwarted by scaling issues. Namely, there are thousands of you and only one of me!

2) Community: There’s tremendous knowledge and passion in this group, how can I foster a community where your voices are featured? I’m certain the best assets on this website are the visitors, not the author. How can I connect visitors to each other?

3) General Knowledge Sharing: Most of the communications, articles, courses, etc are entirely focused on passing you Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt exams. That’s great. That’s the founding purpose of the website. But there has to be a greater ‘why’. A greater root cause if you will.

The Idea of a Quality Life

To me learning Lean and Six Sigma techniques and attaining certification is one step in a process of creating a Quality Life.

First, if you learn the techniques and get certified, you are likely positioning yourself to get a better job and all the things that come with it (career satisfaction, higher salary, greater prestige, etc).

Second, if you employ Lean and Six Sigma techniques, you are improving things. You’re making things better, faster, cheaper, more resilient, and more in tune with consumer expectations. Such things done on a broad scale improve the quality of life for producers and consumers. Such is the story of human ingenuity.

Starting this Friday I’ll send a short email detailing what has come on my radar the past week. Don’t worry, it will be much shorter than this one. And far less prose.

In the meantime I’d love to hear from you. What’s on your mind? What are you captivated by these days?

Remember, you can interact with the Six Sigma Study Guide (SSSG) Community, too.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best, Ted.

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Comments (2)

Ted,
I enjoy visiting your site and reading your experiences, notes, and perspectives on LSS, etc., and it’s a great motivating tool. In my job, I am a CPI Specialist and I have been working in this field since 1996, although it’s been sporadic. I believe that you can never learn enough or be smart enough and our field is always changing. Personally I still learn things that either I may have read or heard about years ago and just never used it, or something new comes in a message, study notes, or from co-workers which is new to our field. We need to continuously improve our knowledge, skills, and abilities before we can work in this field because we are the first line of defense to help others. Keep up the great work!

Thanks for the support, Scott! I’m continually surprised how often the answer to something I was working on now was there in materials I had been exposed to much earlier.

Right message at the right time, I suppose.

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