The Restless Gemini

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December 16, 2005

Cows and Six Sigma

A funny read which I received from a GE employee...

Various Organizational philosophies explained in terms of 2 cows:

Socialism: You have 2 cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbour

Communism: You have 2 cows.The governmnet takes them both and provides you with milk.

Fascism: You have 2 cows.The government takes them both and sell you the milk.

Nazism: You have 2 cows.The government takes them and shoots you.

Bureaucracy: You have 2 cows.The government takes them both, shoots one, milks the other, pays you for the milk,and then pours it down the drain.

Capitalism: You have 2 cows.You sell one and buy a bull.

GE: You have 2 cows.You lay one off, force the other produce the milk of 4 cows, then act surprised when it drops dead or You have 2 cows. They take them both, expect you to MAKE your own cow, require the milk production of 8 cows, and impose a deadline prior to the cow being born.

GE-6 SIGMA: You have two cows. You lay one off and make a black belt of the other. Then spend six months mapping the process to understand why there has been a huge decrease in milk production.


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