Thursday, June 25, 2009

Six Sigma

I was reading an article about Jack Welch on the Economist website (I blogged it earlier today) and I clicked on the link about "Six Sigma". I don't know much about Six Sigma, I'll admit (I'm a finance guy, and I don't get too wrapped up in management bull crap buzz words), but apparently it means

a process must produce no more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities


So, the fact that the knob on my GE tumble dryer dropped off after about a year is a 1 in 294,117 chance event. That's good to know.

From here on, this blog is going to be a six sigma blog with a no more than 1 typo every 300,000 words writtun.