Articles by Jim L. Smith

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Jim's Gems: Learn from Past Mistakes

Most of us likely learned at an early age to treat mistakes as cause for shame, or at the very least, a reason to consider mistakes as failures. However, many countless achievements required someone to work their way through the greatest errors and misunderstandings.


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Six Sigma: A Magic Formula?

IS IT A SILVER BULLET OR JUST ANOTHER VEHICLE FOR CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT?

With the attention Six Sigma has been receiving, I thought it might be interesting to offer my perspective as someone who worked from the inside of a large organization to launch a major Six Sigma initiative.


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