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Cultural Differences in Process Perception – Who is Who?

In my last post I wrote about cultural differences between nations A, B, and C. As promised, find the solution which nation is which: Americans (Nation A) are result oriented. Germans (Nation B) are process driven. Indians (Nation C) are

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What Drives You: Processes or Results?

Recently, on a train trip, I had an interesting conversation. One thing we talked about were cultural differences between various nations. I won’t bore you with the details, but here is what the conversation boiled down to: Cultural background has

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What You Can Learn from Restaurants

Lean comes from the world of manufacturing. Today I want to use the organization of a restaurant as an example to show that Lean is not restricted to running and improving factories. I use the restaurant example because it has

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20’000 users: Free Android App CardBoard Index Cards

I’m happy to announce that CardBoard Index Cards has been dowloaded by 20’000 users! What else? It has a solid 4 star rating on Google Play now from 169 user ratings. Check out CardBoard Index Cards on Google Play Click

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Do You Practice Ekoy-Akop?

The Lean term “ekoy-akop” can be roughly translated to “foolish process.” It is very old — so ancient that both for a modern Japanese and a Westerner it does not even sound right — and you cannot find it in

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