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Bang It Out!

The Haitian approach to work follows the dictum, “Work requires banging.” Most Haitians are remarkably strong, and much of the work site camaraderie is based on shared displays of physical prowess.  There is nothing praiseworthy in the carpenter who cuts … Continue reading

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Lean Thinking Comes to Haiti

One of the more peculiar paradoxes of my life is that I spend two weeks every month in the Unites States, where much of my work deals with Lean process improvement, and two weeks in Haiti, where the concept process … Continue reading

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Waiting Around

Waiting around in Haiti is a national pasttime.  I always have a book or magazine with me because you never know whenever the ‘plan’ will be derailed.  Today was a good example, representative rather than extreme. This morning Gama dropped … Continue reading

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