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Inside Quality Digest Live for Jan. 6, 2017

One-point lesson plans, Maslow's motivation, Trump tariffs, and more

Published: Monday, January 9, 2017 - 10:23

Happy New Year one and all!

In case you missed it, our first 2017 episode of Quality Digest Live contained some great articles and discussion between myself and my co-host, Quality Digest editor in chief Dirk Dusharme. In the show, we covered:

“Drop in LED Prices Drives Manufacturers Away”

LED lightbulbs are a benefit for consumers, but also create an economic hit for manufacturers such as GE.

“One-Point Lesson Plans”

This article from William Brum presented an effective and visual lean tool that helps people share basic information about a machine or procedure.

“Managing Motivation”

Old QD friend Paul Naysmith contributed this rebuke to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as it is typically used in management settings.

“Ford Announces U.S. Plant Expansion to Make EVs and Autonomous Cars”

Is the Ford Motor Company’s latest decision to commit to a plant expansion in Michigan instead of Mexico just about avoiding tariffs or something more?

“Speed Round: Dirk vs. Mike”

Further to the issue of tariffs, Dirk asked me whether or not the carrot-and-stick approach is the best way to encourage job growth in the United States. And oh, by the way… should we be talking politics on the show, anyway? Share your opinion!

Tune in this coming Friday, Jan. 13 for our next exciting show. You can watch us either on our home page or our special player page. See you there!

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