Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dave Brailsford discussing core principles and marginal gains.


  

 Brailsford discussing core principles and marginal gains.


Sir Dave Brailsford discusses two key theories which contributed to his success with Team GB Cycling. Both of which can be applied to any organisation or industry.







Outliers: The Story of Success 

Malcolm Gladwell explains that reaching the 10,000-Hour Rule, which he considers the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years.



Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)






"KAIZEN™ means improvement. 



Kaizen is the Sino-Japanese word for "improvement". In business, kaizen refers to activities that continuously improve all functions and involve all employees from the CEO to the assembly line workers.Wikipedia  

Masaaki Imai sat down to pen the groundbreaking book ‘Kaizen: The Key to Japan’s Competitive Success’ (McGraw Hill).   

"KAIZEN™ means improvement. Moreover, it means continuing improvement in personal life, home life, social life, and working life. When applied to the workplace KAIZEN™ means continuing improvement involving everyone – managers and workers alike."