Month: August 2013

The Principle of Marginal Gains

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-29-13

Today, I ask just one simple question: If we understand that excellence in sport is the product of commutative marginal gains, then why do we think business performance all comes from big solutions to big problems? Marginal gains, in the process, added together one day after the next, is what

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Did King's Dream include diversity in the boardroom?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-28-13

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech, one of the most significant and impactful speeches in American history. There is no question that in 50 years, tremendous progress has been made, and yet not nearly enough. But has this dream come true

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Leadership presentation for the Michigan Lean Consortium

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-09-13

I’m giving a keynote address this morning at the Michigan Lean Consortium Annual Conference. I’m very glad to be doing this particular conference. I was there for the birth of the Michigan Lean Consortium, and I currently serve on its Board of Advisors, but do not get to provide the

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More reading on innovation

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-02-13

On the same day I posted my IndustryWeek column on innovation, titled 4 Keys to Making Innovation a Capability, I just happened to come across some other stuff from my blog feeds on innovation, from quite different perspectives. First was this video on HBR titled Four Methods for Corporate Innovators

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