Still Alive

by protacult on February 26, 2015

Greetings everyone

I am still alive and getting things done. I will have some new stuff up soon. Matter of fact planning a big bitz in March of new posts and podcasts. Enjoy

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Video, Book, and Professional Development

by protacult on September 25, 2013

As a professional I have a philosophy that I need to be teaching those who work for and with me. I also have the attitude that I must keep learning myself. Hence why I have so many certifications, it is also why I am so spread out in various media. If I had the financial resources to hire a couple of people I would get more going.

In the mean time I am working on a fiction book purely for entertainment reasons. Well not purely for personal entertainment. I am going to accomplish two things with the book thing. 1 I will work through the writing process to come up with a way to produce content worth the readers time and a bit of money. Also for me to relearn my own writing style and perfect it. 2 develop a stream of income based on my imagination.

Now I understand I can write to an extent. I write all the time at work: SOPs, reports, evaluations, training curriculum, and proposals of one sort or another. Well I also write for blogs and other web content. Google my name and you may find an article or two that I wrote for an American Civil War reenactor web site years ago.

The thing is now a days one can write a story or book and get it to a large group of people to read and provide feedback. I found websites and local hobby groups that give you the ability to really perfect the craft of writing. Much like there are groups to perfect the art of public speaking.

Once you get something written and edited to a level of satisfaction then you can load it up to many ereader sites for distribution and sale. If you have a basic grasp of marketing you can get a good living going on a bunch of books. Of course you need good content, good graphics for a cover, and a hell of a title. Of course an understanding of how to use keywords helps as well.

I may do a podcast on this in the future once I go through the entire process and get my own process figured out. I will journal my efforts and show how using Lean, Six Sigma, and Project Management tools can be applied in this process. Right now I think TRIZ would be a good way to get things going. Oh well that is the update as I work the book, develop opportunities (finding a way to make money), put together the next podcast, make a video (was inspired at a meeting lately), and raise a family. (with a huge dose of sarcasm) No not busy at all.

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Lean 6 Leadership EP 20 Value Stream Map

July 19, 2013

Tweet The basics of value stream maps.

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EP 19.5 Call to aciton

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Tweet Here is the website I talk about in the podcast https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/05/help-save-podcasting

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Tweet While recording I am having noise problems from my computer and have to shut down and restart. As my time is limited I would prefer to streamline this process and eliminate the problem. Of course constant Microsoft updates is not helping.

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Lean 6 Leadership EP 19 5S

February 16, 2013

Tweet Yes I am talking about the infamous 5S, 6S, industrial engineering monster that Toyota unleashed on the world. I mention an example in Medical, Manufacturing, and IT. I would have gone into Legal profession but I ran out of time.

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Lean6leadership EP 18 Contingency Planning

January 18, 2013

Tweet This is all about the when everything goes out of control in a project.

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What to do going forward

January 9, 2013

Tweet New schedule for going forward to keep the content up to date. Record 1st or second weekend of every month. Release 1 episode every two weeks afterward. Start developing video content over the next 6 months.

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Episode 17 Training Part 2

January 5, 2013

Tweet Here are this parts I wanted to go into in 16.

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Technical issues

December 13, 2012

Tweet Having a problem with my recording system where it starts a high pitched tone and crackling. Have to work through it.

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