We have designed and created a new paddle for our top selling Red Bead Game. Made of ABS Plastic, it is thicker, stronger and warp resistant. All games sold starting on 5/5/2019 have the new improved paddle. The game still comes with 4,000 beads, 3200 white and 800 red, which stays true to the ratio used by Dr. Deming. In the US, the game ships in a shoe box size plastic container with snap lid and link to many Deming resources. For International sales, only the beads and paddle are shipped to minimize shipping costs. The customer obtains their own plastic box to contain the game.
There has been an increasing interest in Dr. Deming coming from India. Small businesses as well as large management institutes. We will prepare a special red bead game for sale there. What a great thing it would be for a wave of Deming Philosophy to happen in that great country.
Sales of our Deming Style Red Bead Game have been going up, up, up. Recent games were shipped to Michelin, Nissan, Husqvarna, and Waste Management. It is our sincere hope that these companies find what we have long known, that the business world just skipped over Dr. Deming, one of the greatest business minds of the last 100 years.
I will be attending the 2018 Deming Conference in Manhattan Beach, Ca, October 4-7. This years conference is titled “Why Deming, Why Now?”. This will be a wonderful time of reunions for me as there will be 8-10 long-time Deming fanatics there I have not seen in 7 years.
Sales of the Red Bead Game have been steady with 5 going to an engineering firm in Thailand, a third game shipped to the Australian government, a game sent to the makers of the Patriot Missile and an inquiry from Tyson Farms. I keep a stock of 20-30 games but that can be depleted very quickly.
We have just purchased a Roland MDX-40, 4 axis Benchtop CnC machine.
After Advance Machine of Clearwater, Fl creates all the tooling needed, we
will be able to make game paddles at the touch of a button. Cool. This will
greatly help us keep ahead of incoming orders. The machine listed for more
Hope the hustle and bustle has not done too much to dampen your spirits. Many years ago I was visiting with a family when gifts were opened. A 4 year old boy tore through the 8-10 gifts that were his under the tree. After he opened the last one he threw it aside and screamed, “Is that all!” Most of my Christmases growing up were pleasant but I can remember thinking mostly of me, me, me.
Be a servant to those around you. It really is the greatest gift of all.
The Deming app we launched in May 2017 has performed way beyond our expectations. My fault that the online courses have been slow to emerge, but my wish is to finish something before year’s end. Download the app now at Demingco at IOS or Play Store.
We have created the first serious Deming APP. It should roll out first of May 2017. It will always be free and at first will contain a wealth of info about Deming. Later this year we will add some online courses that will introduce users to the power of Deming Philosophy and start the revolution in commerce and healthcare. Enjoy Deming’s Tiger.
It has been 7 months since the passing of my wife, Carolyn. There have been ups and downs as you might imagine, but I find that a new direction is emerging and I am pretty excited about it. With the election of Donald Trump there will be an unprecedented opportunity to adopt the Deming Philosophy as we perhaps should have done in 1980. Deming Started his work in Japan in 1950. After having his System of Profound Knowledge at work for just 30 years, Japan had set a new standard for quality the world over. There is no reason business in the U.S. can’t replicate the Japanese Miracle.
April 15th, 2016, my wife Carolyn went home to be with her Lord. During her three year battle with ovarian cancer I witnessed the faith and bravery of a remarkable woman. I may never love as deeply again. The 34 years we had together were wonderful beyond words. She was my best friend, confidant, lover. Knowing she is resting in the arms of her Lord helps a little to ease the sorrow I feel.
Well we have gone and done it.
This pic is of our latest addition,
Sophie Joy, the day we got her
home. She is just 8 weeks old
and 1 lb. 9 oz. We expect she
will rocket to 5 lbs or so in her
first year. Once we decided to
take the puppy plunge again Carolyn did all the research
and was able to find a family in Georgia that had both
the AKC parents and the price was very reasonable.
Left is a pic of the breeder
with Sophie’s mother. The
biggest challenge has been
adjusting to the demands a
puppy makes on 60+ year