Mike Rother, Author of Toyota Kata and co-author of Learning to See, USA present his speech “Toyota Kata: Mobilizing Our Ingenuity Through Good Management” at the Lean Summit 2012 ran by the Lean Enterprise Academy Visit www.leanuk.org for further videos.
Backcasting start with defining the future and then works backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that imagined vision of success to the present. It literally starts with the end in mind, moving backwards from the vision to the present, and then moving back step by step towards that vision. The fundamental question…
Biomimicry or biomimetics is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Biomimicry (from bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems. Studying a leaf to invent a better…
“If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save”
Jonathan Safran Foer…A great read! Let yourself be informed about factory farming..
The quote is from a conversation with the author’s Grandmother, how she survived the war..
“The worst it got near the end. A lot of people died right at the end, and I didn’t know if I could make it another day. A farmer, a Russian, God bless him, he saw my condition, and he went into his house and came out with a piece a meat of for me.”
“He saved your life.”
“I didn’t eat it.”
“You didn’t eat it?”
“It was pork. I wouldn’t eat pork.”
“What do you mean why?”
“What, because it wasn’t kosher?”
“But not even to save your life?”
“If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save.”