Rational Man Saga 6 – Zen and the Art of Selling Quality

The signs and portents were there.  The newspaper that landed in the mud puddle, the spilt coffee and the unusually high number of black cats that crossed his path on his way to work.  To him, they were just events and not warnings of something more ominous for he was the Rational Man. The Company… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 6 – Zen and the Art of Selling Quality

Rational Man 5 – Dancing on the Head of a Pin

“Quality losses?” the Declarative Executive asked skeptically. “But quality is a good thing?” “Yes.” The Rational Man replied. “A loss is a bad thing.” “Yes.” “So a quality loss is both good and bad at the same time?” The Declarative Executive was opposed to the new quality initiative being led by the Rational Man. The… Continue reading Rational Man 5 – Dancing on the Head of a Pin

Rational Man Saga 4 – Indiana Jones and the Archive of Doom

“Process models and procedures. Process models and procedures.” the Antiquarian mumbled to herself as she shuffled along the walls of binders. “Not much call for that these days.” She hacked out. The Antiquarian rustled down the aisles with tremendous certainty. She was the lone Archivist for the Company and the knowledge of this domain was… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 4 – Indiana Jones and the Archive of Doom

Rational Man Saga 3 – Crunched Numbers

The Orbcrest Award. Companies that receive the award have achieved the highest levels of quality and performance.  As world-class leaders in their industry, they are looked upon as the example to follow; the goal to strive towards. This was not one of those companies. The Rational Man had been hired to promote the idea of… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 3 – Crunched Numbers

Rational Man Saga 2 – You Get What You Pay For

“Back in my day…” the Fossil began. Oh no, the Fossil had a nap before the meeting and rested up.  There’ll be no stopping him, the Punk thought.  She looked to the Rational Man in the hopes he could end the oncoming torrent of ruminations.   The Rational Man seemed equally surprised by the relative burst… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 2 – You Get What You Pay For

Rational Man Saga 1 – The Rational Man Cometh

The Quixotic Executive was quite excited.  On the 14th Tee, the topic of the Orbcrest Award came up and the executive was intrigued.  After some research, the executive’s assistant determined the Orbcrest Award was the pinnacle achievement in the field of quality.  Winning the award brought international recognition as a world-class company.  The Quixotic Executive… Continue reading Rational Man Saga 1 – The Rational Man Cometh