Since starting this blog, I’ve been tapping into a variety of lean / quality / continuous improvement blogs. It’s one way to connect with other people around the world, and keep from isolating myself.
I set up Google Reader so I can check all of the blogs from one site, and it takes only a few minutes each morning to scan them and catch up with what others are seeing and saying. I find this especially useful given all the dark economic news we get from main stream media.
Here is my list of the best of the blogosphere…
Lessness looks for simplicity beyond complexity.
Going Beyond Lean Six Sigma has some really important ideas about business governance and data systems, and the interaction between Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and other improvement systems.
Lean Blog is a collection of thoughts and experiences about Lean. Many of his posts are related to lean implementations in the hospital setting, but others are more general interest.
My Business Musings is a collaborative exchange of ideas and perspectives about business. I’m a guest blogger on the site (If I do say so myself, I’m especially pleased with my last post there “In Gut We Trust“). But I like the other author’s too, including this post about 4 mind-sets and 7 stages of business life.
Shmula has some great posts about business and technology. This post about how Jeff Bezos, CEO at Amazon.com led an impromptu 5 Why problem solving effort is a great example of how leaders should lead.
ISixSigma blogs publishes content from several authors. One of these is Gary Cox, with his cartoon strip about Six Sigma practices.
The Sales Performance Improvement Forum looks at applying continuous improvement to the sales process. I’ve known Mike Webb for some years, and I appreciate his perspective.
That’s my current reading list. Do you have a blog I should add?
Oh – and send me an email (ejmiller at hertzler dot com) if you like an xml file that you can import into your reader with all these blog feeds.