Tag Archives: Zombie Deming

Stay safe, stay stupid

THANKS ZOMBIE DEMING! Enough of systems thinking, let’s talk stupid. Stupid is normally easy to spot. It’s walking into doors, slipping over banana skins and the like. But what happens if “stupid” is so normal, that nobody notices it? What … Continue reading

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How would you like to die?

Quietly in a bed? Or with a pitchfork through your head? Data shows that there may not be much difference in the pain and anguish in either of these situations. The first of these infographics below is about the probable details of your … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween

Celebrate this Halloween the systems thinking way! Put this up in your office to warn your managers that they’d best wise up or face the consequences. Please note: ThinkPurpose does not accept any responsibility. In general, like. But also for any … Continue reading

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Zombie Deming teaches about learning

There’s a difference between learning and knowledge. Somewhere on the internet, there are the silly words, “Knowledge is the banquet spread out on the table. Learning is how much of the banquet you partake of.” As if it’s about stuffing … Continue reading

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Zombie Deming advises on the role of leaders

Q: What’s the art of management? A: Delegation! Wrong. It is the job of leaders to act on the system. What it isn’t is delegating. And yet, that’s what they say is “the art of management“. Bollocks is it. But … Continue reading

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Zombie Deming advises on the use of targets

Targets! Robust! Stretch! Aspirational! Bollocks. When the Audit Commission was around targets were everywhere. Partly due to the existence of a national framework of indicators that Local Authorities and lots of other public sector bodies had to report against. With … Continue reading

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Zombie Deming eats his own arse in frustration at it all

Oh dear. With Zombie Deming on the hunt “sharing good practice” is as dangerous to the integrity of your skull as rubbing raw liver on your head and sticking it in a lions cage. Can we guess the thinking behind … Continue reading

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