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Beyond | IT

Business. Architecture. Technology. Strategy.

January, 2007

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About Beyond | IT

I joined Microsoft in June 2006 as a Platform Strategy Advisor.  I approach the intersection of business and technology as a business person first, and a technologist second.  This blog is a place to share my passion for how technology can enable business and IT strategy, and how businesses can use technology to enable people to achieve the results that really matter in their lives. 

In years past, I've held a variety of strategic technical and business roles at Ford Motor Company.  Prior to joining Ford in 2000, I was a public sector consultant focused on preventing the type of election debacle that later happened in Florida in 2000.    Before that, I served as Director of Elections for Douglas County, Washington, USA, where we conducted the first all mail-in ballot federal election in the United States. 

Beyond strategy and technology in general, other related passions include systems thinking, continuous learning, global business, and innovation. 


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    Why bother with lean? Because it Rocks!!

    My last post left off with the following set of questions: Why bother with lean? Really, why would we want to imitate an old and slow industry like manufacturing? Especially given it's long and steady decline in the United States. With the acceleating...
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    Lean Everywhere

    Lean manufacturing has been around for a long time. Many of the principles of lean were identified in Henry Ford's work before the US Great Depression of the 1930s, and significantly extrended by Kiichiro Toyoda and Taiichi Ohno during the middle of the...
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