[cryptome] Re: Putin: Living In The Clouds

  • From: Todd Judge <toddbob@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:53 +0900

True. JIT and kaizen are but 2 of the practices I'm "very familiar with" and 
then taught while here to European business groups who've come here to explore 
their principles for relevant application. Really cool experiences, once we put 
application behind the catch phrases.  None stands on it's own.  Finding the 
logical mix and designing a prototype suitable for eval, ready to scale if 
benefit results, is the stuff that gets my blood pumping with these. The 
funnest thing to reveal is one size does not fit all. Risk analysis is the only 
way to demonstrate that. 

It's so cool to show practical application and see people get passionate in 
cutting down obese programs and redefine problems and restructure practices to 
fix them. And actually go back and use it. 

I always beg them to let me in on successes or failures for what they apply.  
It's a very interesting situation to be in. I'm fortunate and well aware I 
learn more from them than they will ever learn from me.  

But know that many people are also doing things right and don't need another 
popular new acronym approach. The value of the work is they have something to 
measure against that they didn't before. Those people are the real geniuses. 
They're open minded enough to dive into alternatives, and find they're already 
where they need to be.  It's a humbling and rewarding experience I can't 
emphasize enough. 

As for applying elegance in simplicity, I have one quick example, leaving out 
all the gory detail. I have had the most fortunate of experiences working with 
some brilliant minds. One has been the late Ted Maiman, who's credited with 
inventing the laser.  He and one other guy did it for $40k USD in 1959. AT&T 
had spent years and over $1MIL but... he beat them to it.  By applying an 
approach of simplicity from start to finish. It wasn't the technology, but the 
goal he addressed. 

That's but one of many. 
And that's our history lesson for today. 
(I must be a dinosaur.)

> On Jul 8, 2014, at 7:03 PM, doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> Controlling and managing risk is important...The Japanese are great believers 
> in JUT or just in time.  They think out what they are doing very carefully 
> before they put it into production.  They       discuss it amongst 
> themselves, do a bit of brainstorming, set it up in their imaginations, or on 
> a computer first, then use a time line and stepping stone technologies to 
> mark out the stages of production, so saving themselves money and resources.  
> It is a great skill, but when used properly it can save on wastage, 
> multiplicity and verbosity of production.
> Laser technology can be very accurate and requires great finesse and a 
> refined risk control, particularly when used for mending human beings.  
> Careful and controlled usage limits the damage and helps the container to 
> mend invisibly...something which is much appreciated by the patient..
> Dougie.
>> On 08/07/14 04:11, Todd Judge wrote:
>> Thanks.  I'm professionally as far from Luddite as one could get, but 
>> identifying validity of an issue to be a  justifiable need, then creating 
>> and soliciting solutions, establishing measurement yardsticks, uncompromised 
>> objective risks analysis (to the best of human ability, of course), and then 
>> building mitigation in to every identifiable activity (because I once heard 
>> a rumor that sometimes things can change beyond my control), all keeps 
>> available tools to use in prospective for solving the problem.  Tech is not 
>> an answer.  Applied tech is a tool. There is never just one answer.  And new 
>> tools keep on being created, with pros and cons to the other tools out there.
>> And you're correct.  The typewriter is a technology, of course.  Just not as 
>> shiny as the latest electro wiz bang other ones promoted that make people 
>> rule it's value straight out of the realm of good solutions.
>> Lasers for surgery and computer integration into the surgical procedures is 
>> a large part of my experience.  But what are we trying to accomplish has 
>> always been the mission for the great minds I've been fortunate to work 
>> with.  And some pretty good stuff has come out of it.

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