E6S-105 E6S Holiday Special: A Business Carol – Author Anwar El-Homsi

Intro:  Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, brought to you by E6S Industries, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career.  Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking.  This episode number 105, we have a very special guest, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, statistician, professor, author and personal friend of mine, Dr. Anwar El-Homsi, here to share his holiday wishes with a unique story, "A Business Carol."  Stay tuned to learn more from Dr. El-Homsi and where you can download free copies of "A Business Carol.  Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-105; http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes

*** Break the bread and spread it around.***                                                                            


I            Who is Dr. Anwar El-Homsi? Author, Engineer, Statistician, and Systems Thinker

He has over 20 years of quality, reliability, and statistics experience in a variety of industries.  Dr. El-Homsi held engineering and management positions at Verizon, Space Systems Loral, and Cisco Systems and he has been a Consultant for Fortune 100 to privately held companies and non-profit organizations such as are Bausch & Lomb, Bombardier, GM, American Red Cross, JPMorgan Chase, Excellus BlueCross, Preferred Care, Wegmans, and Abraxis BioScience.

Dr. El-Homsi specializes in Design and Innovation, Design Thinking, Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Reliability Engineering, and Statistical Analysis. He is the originator of the CREŌ problem solving model and the author of four books: “Harmonization”, “A Business Carol”, “Corporate Sigma”, and “TPS-Lean Six Sigma”. 


II         Before we get into A Business Carol. You have a few other books out there you’ve written. What are those and where can people find them?

a.       Harmonization: A New Way of Seeing, Being, and Doing

i.      http://www.amazon.com/Harmonization-New-Seeing-Being-Doing-ebook/dp/B018KPDQ3Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450281539&sr=8-1&keywords=anwar+el-homsi

b.      Tps-Lean Six Sigma: Linking Human Capital to Lean Six Sigma - A New Blueprint for Creating High Performance Companies

i.      http://www.amazon.com/Tps-Lean-Six-Sigma-Blueprint-Performance/dp/1593118252/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1450281539&sr=8-3&keywords=anwar+el-homsi

c.       Corporate Sigma: Optimizing the Health of Your Company with Systems Thinking

i.      http://www.amazon.com/Corporate-Sigma-Optimizing-Company-Thinking/dp/1439803943/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1450281539&sr=8-4&keywords=anwar+el-homsi

III      A Business Carol: Basically, what is the story about?

a.       What inspired you to write it?

IV      Without giving up too much, tell us about Dave?  I think we all have a “Dave” in our offices.

V         Quotation: “Anwar, really!  Be present.  You’re worrying about the past.  You’re worrying about the future.  You’re missing the present, this current moment.” “Be. Here. Now.”

VI      Some Cameo Appearances: Economist Adam Smith, Dr. Deming, First IBM PC, A sinister future,

VII    Quotation: “Stop hoarding tiny crumbs while the loaf of life grows stale right in front of you. Break the bread and spread it around.”

VIII   A Business Carol is available to download for free at the links in the show notes.  And – as valuable listeners Anwar and I have teamed up to give you an audio version of the book featuring ME (Aaron Spearin) as the narrator.

a.       Free audiobook:   

i.      Submit your info on the form to receive the free audiobook A Business Carol.

b.      Free written e-book: http://corporatesigma.com/resources/books/a-business-carol/

i.      Click “Download Now”

IX      Also take a look at Anwar’s new book, Harmonization, which we will feature on an early 2016 episode, coming soon.  It’s a really fun read, and gets you thinking.

X         Happy Holidays to everyone.  Thanks for listening.

*** Break the bread and spread it around.***                                                                                                                                   

Outro: Thanks for listening to episode 105. Be sure to get your free copy of "A Business Carol" and share it with a friend.  'Break the bread and spread it around."   From Jacob and me, and we wish you all a wonderful holiday.  Be present, and enjoy it.  Next year will come, and we'll never really be ready for it.  Make the best of this very moment. Don't forget our motto, "Journey through Success," it's not about the success, it's about the journey, which is taking place right now. Be present.  Cheers!  www.E6S-Methods.com.