The Aussie American

Australian Expat living and working in the USA

One of the core goals of the Lean improvement methodology is the reduction of any material, effort, or expense that does not ultimately add value to the customer. Practitioners have identified seven distinct types of waste and d...
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 5:08 pm
GUEST POST from Mike Shipulski When times are stressful, it’s more difficult to be effective and skillful in our interactions with others. Here are some thoughts that could help. Decide how you want to respond, and then respond accordingly. Before you ...
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 12:00 pm
On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within L...
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 11:00 am
Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. T.S. Eliot
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 1:34 am
From Writer Unboxed: Rachel Toalson is an especially prolific poet, essayist, and award-winning author of picture books and of middle grade and young adult fiction. Lest you think writing books for young humans means toning down reality, Rachel has mastered the art of hard topics — how to convey them, how to guide a young mind ... Read more
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 1:23 am
GUEST POST from Art Inteligencia Prescience is the ability to foresee or predict the future with accuracy. Although it may be perceived as a supernatural power, prescience is actually a skill that can be cultivated through practice and dedication. Here...
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Posted: February 3, 2023, 1:10 am
From Helping Writers Become Authors: Making a return to writing after a long time away can feel overwhelming or even bewildering. Depending on the reasons for your break, you may be confronting a wide array of emotions—everything from anticipation and excitement to trepidation and confusion. If you find yourself worried or uncertain about how to ... Read more
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Posted: February 2, 2023, 8:08 pm
From The Atlantic: Salman rushdie’s new novel, Victory City, purports to be the summary of a long-lost, 24,000-verse epic poem from 14th-century India. The hero and author of the poem is Pampa Kampana, who as a girl becomes the conduit for a goddess, channeling her oracular pronouncements and wielding her magical powers. She later causes ... Read more
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Posted: February 2, 2023, 7:31 pm
PG notes that the OP is an academic paper, but found it quite engaging. Following is the authors’ abstract of the longer paper. This article uncovers the role of patents and patent law in shaping the literary genre of science fiction. Using unpublished primary sources, the article examines the views of Hugo Gernsback, the so-called ... Read more
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Posted: February 2, 2023, 6:05 pm
At the outset of 2023, concerns about economic conditions and a possible worsening recession are top of mind for most business leaders. Interest rate increases, GDP shrinking, and rising inflation alongside low unemployment rates hav...
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Posted: February 2, 2023, 4:45 pm