Know what? So what…
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Know what? So what…

There was a recent post in the Operational Excellence Group that I own on LinkedIn.  The post was about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lean Six Sigma program and the benefits that were realized.  The person who created the post was rather excited that the program had saved NASA $1.3 million. Reading this got me pondering. …

State of Readiness – Tyrone Muse – CEO and President; Visions Federal Credit Union
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State of Readiness – Tyrone Muse – CEO and President; Visions Federal Credit Union

In this episode, I welcome Tyrone “Ty” Muse to this episode of State of Readiness.  Ty is the CEO and President of Visions Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution with $4.2 in assets and he will share the journey of his career from working with Jack Welch at GE Asset Management, to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and…

The Outliers Inn – Episode 3 – Financial Services Across the Spectrum
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The Outliers Inn – Episode 3 – Financial Services Across the Spectrum

Welcome to Episode 3 of the Outliers Inn podcast series: Financial Services Across the Spectrum Topic: Every day we read about finance and doing mega-deals, but what about finance for the average business owner?  Most start-ups rely on credit-cards, but did you know there are avenues other than credit-cards?  For instance, consider the valuable, yet obscure,…

Increase Quality, Increase Velocity – in Finance
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Increase Quality, Increase Velocity – in Finance

Willie Sutton, a famous bank-robber during the mid-1900’s, was once asked why he robbed banks.  Willie responded, “Because that’s where the money is.” Contrast that with a commercial on television I saw, several years ago (perhaps it was even in the 1990’s) from a major American bank.  The President of the bank was speaking to the…

The Euro’s Future Can Be Found in the Dollar’s Past
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The Euro’s Future Can Be Found in the Dollar’s Past

I have been quizzed by some readers, “What do currencies in general – and the challenges facing the Euro and its member countries in particular – have to do with Operational Excellence?” For that matter, what do discussions that involve “geo-politics” have to do with Operational Excellence? Both are very fair questions. Operational Excellence is…