executives

Solve your own darn problems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-03-09

I was recently at a dinner meeting with a few people surrounding an event I was supporting, and at the table was both a young, aggressive, smart individual contributor from a large company and a 30+ year experienced general manager who knew his way around the flagpole. We got into

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Jason Fried is a lean thinker

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 11-05-09

Jason Fried of 37signals is a true lean thinker. Here’s how I know: If anyone ever writes us with a complaint, our stance is it’s our fault — for not being clear enough or not making something work the way it should. and some more of his thoughts: We rarely

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Lean thinker Paul O'Neill

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-01-09

True lean thinkers in positions of power are hard to come by, but Paul O’Neill may be one of the best examples we have in the US. Former head of Alcoa, former Treasury Secretary under President Bush (for a very short period), and founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative

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