I was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend an event in New York, “The Lean Mindset” day that was organized and hosted by GE and CEO Larry Culp. Learn more about the event in my blog post (which includes a link to the recordings of the Live Streamed Sessions…… Read More "CEO Larry Culp’s Book Selections for the GE Lean Mindset Event: What You Need to Know"
This blog is a collection of stories, quotes, articles, and more about mistakes. Some of it is “director’s cut” material that didn’t make it into my book The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. I also blog regularly at LeanBlog.org.
In the news: ‘Catalogue of errors’ in treatment of terminal man Leslie Boatfield died of bowel cancer. His surviving daughter complained about a series of errors. “It was a catalogue of errors and people not doing things,” Ms Price said. It doesn’t make everything OK, but “the University Hospitals Sussex… Read More "NHS Apology Over Care Mistakes Includes Wishing Deceased Patient ‘Future Wellbeing’: A Deep Dive"
I appreciate when a leader is willing to admit a mistake — whether that’s entrepreneurs or CEOs who do so in the “My Favorite Mistake” podcast or my book. So this caught my eye the other day, as reported in many outlets: Shanahan admits 49ers selecting Lance was a ‘mistake’… Read More "49ers’ Head Coach Kyle Shanahan Acknowledges Mistake in Trey Lance Trade Decision: An Analysis"
From the “you can’t make this stuff up file” comes this news story from the Australian Associated Press: Prisoner released by mistake charged with escape The 48-year old man, Randolph Harrison Convery, was “was released five months earlier than he should have been due to a paperwork mistake.” That clearly… Read More "Inmate Faces Consequences for System’s Mistake: The Ethics and Flaws of Accidental Early Release"
In the news: South Florida father and son mistakenly drive rental car on airport runway My headline is more correct — it was multiple runways that they drove on. How does that even happen? It started with arriving on a private jet. That’s not something I do, so when I… Read More "Father and Son Accidentally Navigate onto Airport Runways: An Analysis of Signage and Security Gaps"
Why isn’t it called “teeth brushing?” This article points out two mistakes that are very common related to tooth brushing. And I’ve been making one of them. Dentist warns simple brushing mistake could lead to teeth discolouration I knew that one should wet their toothbrush before putting toothpaste on. I… Read More "Avoid These Common Tooth-Brushing Errors for Better Dental Health"