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Managing Uncertainty While Blazing A Trail To Success

And the last one out of this great box that I had is Progressive Manufacturing: manufacturing uncertainty while blazing a trail to success. Can you read it? Boom. By … Yeah, right … Soli J Engineer. That’s really his name is Engineer. That’s funny.

Section one: people. Where’s section … Section two: products and services. Section three: process. Section four: the future And that’s about it.

So what we got under chapter one is The Biggest Hurdle, Leadership and Teamwork, Organization, My Five Cs … All right. Well, there we go. I want to hear what are his fi … Let me get more comfortable. Excuse me. Let’s see. What are his five Cs that he is talking about? He has Care, Comprehensive Commitment, Communication, Common sense and Conclusion, right? No. Yeah, it is five. One, two, three, four, five. Conclusion doesn’t count even though Conclusion is a C. That’s why I had to recount. I’m a little slow sometimes. All right. So let’s check them out. Four D one.

All right. My Five Cs. Right? “If you don’t have passion, change.” I like that. If you don’t have passion then change, because whatever you do, you have to have passion for it, like going through a hundred books in the weekend that you got to have passion for it. Because if not, there’s no possible way you’re going to talk this much into a camera. I’ll tell you that.

So we got … What is this TLC? Tender loving care. This requires … Okay. “Regardless of magnitude, in order for any project to be successful, there is no substitute for proper planning, organization, and implementation from the very start. This requires a significant amount of passion, discipline, and TLC. In fact, it requires TLC: tender loving care, comprehension, commitment, communication, and common sense.”

Right? You see how he a … TLC and then see his Five Cs that he’s talking about. Right? It was kind of … That was neat how we did that.

All right. And like I said, I’ll go more in depth in the essay. So look forward to the essay after class.

Care. Most … “It’s obvious that if we want us to succeed in anything you have to care”, right? I mean, that’s obvious. He goes through caring about work and caring about people. One way to show that you care. So he kind of goes into a comprehension. “Without a doubt, it always helps to understand why we do the things we do and the consequences of our actions or in-actions. Very often though, the very real answers to why we perform certain tasks are not intuitively obvious.”

Ooh, that’s it. Who is this person? Soli J Engineer. [IM 00:04:06] progressive manufacturing. I like it. I’m liking this. Very often though … Okay, no. “A reasonably well-advertised approach. Your ad should prove to the Twitter production is a work well and experienced. It’s called the Five Whys.” It’s also the Kaizen. I’m glad he said that, because I have a class. If you want to accomplish any goal, right? Like any task, then take my class. It’s a great class. If you wonder how I can get things done, how I like … and then take the class and it explains it, but I’m glad he kind of brought it up. Side note.

Let’s see what else you have. Comprehension. Commitment, right? I mean, that’s kind of what I’m doing right now. You have to commit into what you’re going to do, right? “So perhaps two of the most misused and misinterpreted statements are ‘I’ll try’ and ‘I’ll do my best’. Of course, ‘I’ll try my best’ covers it all. We use those terms, not just in our business lives, but in our personal lives too. Before you are tempted to call me an insensitive, unrealistic hard-head, let me explain. In certain situations, the goal objective is not always readily achievable. This also applies to the route one may have to take to achieve such an objective.”

I like that. Dude, this without even knowing … Me and him get along quite well without even knowing it. Right. Commitment, right? If you read my book, right? ‘I’ll try’ and ‘I’ll do my best’, you’ll just understand that that is just horseshit. Excuse my France.

Communication. Okay, yeah. I still got a little bit. Yeah, let’s go to Common Sense. You know, Communication. Well now, no, no, no. okay. We have to … because communication is … Let’s see what he has to say about communication. Okay. “In the eighties, when I was working with a very large company, I had a privilege of attending a series of lectures by one of the masters of transactional analysis, Abe Wagner. The one thing that that has stayed with me from those lectures is a cliche that Ab used ‘Say it straight, or you’ll show it crooked’.” Okay. Let me think about that: ‘Say it straight or you’ll show it crooked’.

Okay. “And I have to” … Okay. “The little cliche struck a chord in me and I have used it in my dealings with people in my business life and program. How often are people reluctant to say what’s really on their minds? Quite often. This is true at work and home. Most people have worked for a manager who did not approve of the work habits of one of their [inaudible 00:07:13], but did not feel comfortable with having …” Okay. “One manager may avoid the person.” [inaudible 00:07:19].

All right. Basically it’s … I mean, it does make sense. Let’s say it again, ‘Say it straight or you’ll show it crooked’. So even … He kind of goes down … Of course, when I go in more depth, I’ll go in more depth. But what he’s kind of talking about right here is “honest thoughts and opinions must be conveyed in a professional manner. In the medical profession, for example, this is what separates good doctors from good medical technicians, their bedside manner. And in the home-front look at a number of marriages that end up in divorce because a husband and wife can not effectively voice their thoughts and feelings.”

And that’s very true. So in business, in life, in anything communication is the key like I was saying. So I agree with what he’s saying. I’m interested in kind of see what more common sense, right … I got like 30 seconds a minute before I got shut off … “So the best piece of advice pertaining to common sense is to use it.” But the thing … “Sometimes we would get so wrapped up in what we were doing that we forget to check if the results we arrived for are reasonable. Time and time again, I’ve witnessed individuals using a mathematical formula, a forecasting algorithm, or a software package to help them solve problems and accept the answers as gospel. Answers must be checked for reasonableness. They must task pass the ‘smell test’.”

Yeah. That’s very true. Very true. So you have like in everything you have to … I liked the way he thinks, I really do. I like the way he thinks.

It’s going to … This will be a good one. A good chapter to read. Very interesting. I hope you guys gotten a little bit out of it. Just a little brief display of what I said and look forward to box number three. No, no. Four. We’re in box number four, baby. Yeah.