In Episode 44, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh get back together for this first episode of 2024. Since we’re not doing Dry January, we go right into the whiskey first by talking about old bottles, including one very old one found at auction. We then did our own comparison tasting, with Jamie trying two different age statements of Knob Creek bourbon and Mark trying two different expressions of Glen Scotia scotch from Campbeltown.
Dry January is like a New Year’s Resolution that you don’t intend to keep past a month. We discuss New Year’s Resolutions and their reasons for failure. We relate all this to goals, hoshin kanri, SMART goals, systems, and small steps. So, if you’re still working on clarifying your goals or resolutions for the year, take a listen.
Boeing’s recent troubles with an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX-9 door plug falling out mid-flight was also discussed, including Boeing’s resolution / commitment to add more inspectors to the process. Will more inspectors and more inspections make a difference? If not, what will make a difference? We may not know the final answer, but we break it all down for you in this discussion.
We wrap things up with a little football talk, both the NFL and College. Cheers!
- Vintage bottle sold at auction, from York, PA
- Jamie’s selection: Knob Creek
- Mark’s selection: Glen Scotia
- NPR on abandoned New Year’s resolutions
- Jamie’s 2010 blogpost on goals
- Jamie’s 2021 short video on working with goals
- Boeing’s own updates on the 737-9
- On Senator Cantwell’s letter to the FAA
- Yup, University of Michigan wins the National Championship
- Podcast feed at LeanWhiskey.com or leanblog.org/leanwhiskey or jflinch.com/leanwhiskey
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