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    Six Sigma Shooter
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    Here’s a summary of the undeniable truths thus far. 

    1.  Those that think they know it all, don’t
    2.  Those that always question what they “know” and seek to learn, know more than they are willing to admit
    3.  Those that have an intolerance for the “stupid” questions, are more impressed with what they “know” than in educating others, and they most likely fall into #1 above.
    4.  Those that ask others to do the research for them, or that have an insatiable need for case studies, cookbook approaches and “instant pudding,  refuse to learn.
    5.  Those that write “undeniable truths” will draw the ire of those that most likely fall into #1.
    6.  Hacks have always been with us and they always will be.
    7. Those that post questions instead of doing a web search are lazy and unteachable.
    8. Those that practice in their own yard first tend to have more patience and respect for people and teamwork.
    9. The more people think they know, the more others realize they need to learn.. 9) Its one thing to be thought of an idiot then open your mouth and remove all doubt.. Any others want to add.. there has to be more.
    10)  It is far better to try and fail than to……darn, I failed again. 
    [Or, as ole Teddy Roosevelt put it
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”]
    11. The more absolutely fixed and universal a method or theory is claimed to be, the more flexible and situational it really is.
     

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    #166444

    Tamlyn
    Member

    The Teddy Roosevelt quote had me humming ‘The Impossible Dream’ from Man of Lamoncha.  Quite motivational, as it sometimes seems to be impossible to remain upbeat and positive amidst continual declining morale in the workplace.

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    #166450

    Ken Tarmac
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    I thought it was verbose and the point wandered from sentence to sentence.  My advice to Teddy would be: “decide what is is you want to say/write BEFORE you start.”  He would have benefitted from having an editor, but because he was a guy who fully believed that he knew everything, that he was right about everything, and that he deserved to be recognized as the greatest man ever to have lived, and because he CRAVED recognition and publicity, he would never have even occurred to him to consult anyone else……on anything. 
    He would have fit right in here.

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    #166451

    Stevo
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    Stevo’s take on some of the inspirational quotes.
     
    Too many quotes have to do with the value of struggle and perseverance.  But, is this just a fatal flaw in the human species?  
     
    It’s too easy for failures and losers to create this romantic justification for all of their struggles, that their toil was not in vain.
     
    But we only use it in some circumstances, we never say “Oh, he tried to give up crack and failed, but he’s much stronger now.”
     
    Don’t even get me started on the phase “What doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.”
     
    Stevo
     
    Ps.  If I failed to present my point, no problem, I’m a better person because I tried.

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    #166452

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Agreed.  It is far better to play it safe, take no risk, never perservere  Sounds like many companies – that are now extinct.  No breakthroughs, no Level 4 or 5 inventions (TRIZ reference) – sounds nice and comfy.  Were everyone to take this view, we’d still be living in caves.  I couldn’t disagree more!
    Shooter

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    #166454

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    So, the message and his many accomplishments have no value because you dislike the man?  Interesting.

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    #166457

    Stevo
    Member

    I’m getting mixed messages.
    Are you agreeing or disagreeing with me?
    Stevo

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    #166459

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Stevo,
    You’re kidding, right?
    Shooter

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    #166460

    Stevo
    Member

    Yeah, I’m just stiring the pot.  I’m bored.
    Have a great holiday!
    Stevo

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    #166461

    Iliyahu Johnson
    Participant

    come now……….who here has not concluded at one time or another, “I don’t care it he IS right, I’m not doing it his way.”  (making a decision based on whether you LIKE someone or not — don’t be getting all pious HERE of all places!

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    #166465

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Don’t you know – being pious is a main requirement for the Gold Belt?  It takes a lot of practice to get certified, but it can be done in an online, two weeks course at Vila Nuevo Community College for less than $5,000 USD.  I can provide the BOK if you’re interested.  ;-)
    Shooter

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    #166466

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Well, if you’re going to stir the pot, could you at least stir the Five Alarm Chili I have going in the Crock Pot?  We could then down a few Margaritas and have a lively discussion on the uses of the 1.5 shift as it relates to Crock Pot cooking – in this case creating a variation of 3.0 alarms: 3.5 Alarm Chili to 6.5 Alarm Chili.  We could then discuss its affects on customer satisfaction.
    Best of the Holidays to you Stevo, and wishing you a great 2008!
    Shooter
     

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    #166468

    Deanb
    Participant

    Shooter,With all this inspirational material, I realize a basic truth is missing:-To become a Certified BB, it should be required that a six-sigma project done to them before doing one to others.Happy Holidays!

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    #166469

    Fake Darth Alert
    Participant

    I  like  the  idea…..

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    #166582

    SiggySig
    Member

    So Shooter, what precipitated this rant? I have an extra undeniable truth to contribute:- Sacred Cows (undeniable truths) make the best burgers

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    #166584

    Deanb
    Participant

    Here’s another one:”Cultures are like wolf packs. Stray into their space carelessly, and you are technically wolf food.”

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    #166585

    Six Sigma Shooter
    Member

    Per the definition of  “rant,” I don’t think this thread quite measures up to the level of being bombastic.  Maybe a small tirade – well, then again, probably not- definitely some observations from the trenches.  In the end, it was a “just for fun” exercise.  And maybe someone would get something useful out of it.  Thanks for participating.
    Shooter

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