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By: Mike Micklewright

Igor Centric, CEO of Dysfuncompany of America Inc., is lolling behind his desk with his legs crossed on top of it. He is staring up at the ceiling with his hands clasped behind his head.

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Editor’s note: This column first ran May 10, 2011, more than five years before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. We think it's worth reading now not so much for political reasons but rather to emphasize the enduring usefulness of quality management tools. We’re also interested in readers’ views on the relative importance of management as a science vs. an art, both of which are highlighted here.

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A few years ago, I mentioned to Clare Crawford-Mason that we need to make quality cool again. Crawford-Mason is the lady who helped bring Deming into public consciousness with her production of the 1979 NBC White Paper “If Japan Can, Why Can’t We?”

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Question: What is the proper way of wearing a Black Belt once you’ve earned it?

Answer:

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Question: Many modern enthusiasts claim that feng shui is Chinese for the practice of arranging objects (such as furniture) to help people achieve their goals. What is the American corporation translation of feng shui?

Answer: 5S (5 = feng, S = shui)

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Question: When the first-grade boy asked to use the washroom, the teacher said that he must first say his ABCs aloud. The little boy obediently did so, but he skipped the “P” and the “Y.” The teacher asked, “Why did you skip the ‘P’ and the ‘Y’?”

Answer: “My Daddy told me to never say ‘Y’ again and the ‘P’ went down my leg.”