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Six Sigma vs. Innovation

Authored by Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. When it comes to innovation, like improvement, there are two basic types; namely, breakthrough and incremental. While breakthrough innovations are great, they don’t happen every day; however, incremental innovations can be realized every day … Continue reading

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What is Product Value?

Value is simply “bang-per-buck.” In this case, “bang” is just the number of benefits you are able to enjoy by virtue of purchasing the given product, service, transaction or event. The “buck” is rather self-explanitory. The Nature of Product Value … Continue reading

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Do You Want a Quality Business or Be in the Business of Quality?

Personally speaking, I find that by defining the idea of quality in a conventional way (conformance to standards) serves no end other than to set a negative mindset.  For example, its well known that when people mention the word “quality,” … Continue reading

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The Language of Business and Executive Mindset

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. The Language of Business The language used by business executives is illustrated by way of the following statement: “Expand SKU’s per existing customer while driving revenue growth at a 10% CAGR (minimum) through 2015; … Continue reading

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The Stewardship of Six Sigma

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. As most of us know, Six Sigma is a fact-driven system of business management that is aimed at the realization of breakthrough performance.  Historically speaking, Six Sigma has been a top-down initiative, usually organized … Continue reading

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Seven Golden Rules of Business

Authored By: Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D. Introduction Just like with big business, in small business we seek to build value-centric relationships.  In many cases, the nature of that business is often time-sensitive, yet the transaction must move forward in a … Continue reading

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The Six Sigma Way of Thinking

6 August 2013 – written by Gordon Valentin, SHEQ Media   Interview with Dr Mikel Harry Dr. Harry has been widely recognized in many notable publications as the co-creator of Six Sigma and the world’s leading authority within this field. Through … Continue reading

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