Friday Joke: From the CCO (Chief Comedy Officer), Don McMillan
It is both a blessing and a curse for engineers that we can always see a better way
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We can’t stop. It’s the way our brain works. When I walk down the street, I am constantly bombarded by things that need to be fixed. Case in point: The optometry sign could be much more effective.
Q: How do you know when an engineer has stayed at your house?
A: Three things that were broken are now fixed. But . . . three things that were working are now broken.
Don McMillan, Corporate Humorist, Keynote Speaker at the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit
Don McMillan has been named the #1-rated Corporate Comedian in America by CBS Business Network. Don’s background includes a master’s degree in electrical engineering. He was part of the team that designed the world’s first 32-bit microprocessor, prior to working in Silicon Valley as a computer chip designer. Don shares his Technically Funny brand of humor with major corporations—including Google, Apple, Ford Motor, IBM, Mastercard, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, and Genentech. He’s appeared on the Tonight Show, HBO, and Comedy Central. We’re tickled to have Don as a Keynote Speaker for the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit. You will be, too.
The 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit addresses issues encountered by professionals and industries
The Summit provides the best platform conducive to networking and benchmarking with participants from global industry leaders, performance-improvement experts, and professional TapRooT® Instructors. Summit attendees are encouraged to present their proven best practices and to share ideas.
System Improvements President Mark Paradies states:
“We originated the Summit to bring together people interested in root cause analysis and performance improvement (especially TapRooT® users) in order to share best practices and new techniques to keep attendees’ performance improvement efforts ahead of the competition. When you are planning for the Summit, think, ‘What are the biggest problems I am facing?’ and ‘Which tracks will help improve performance the most?’”
We’re excited about meeting up with TapRooT® Users and other attendees from around the world at beautiful Horseshoe Bay Resort
The Summit location, Horseshoe Bay Resort, is an award-winning golf and spa resort, located along the shores of Lake LBJ and packed with family fun activities. The kid-friendly resort features three championship golf courses, nine restaurants, premier tennis facilities, sunset cruises, and a Jungle Kids Club.
The keynote speakers and breakout sessions for the 2020 Global TapRooT® Summit will definitely not disappoint
The 2020 Summit will feature world-renowned keynote speakers from diverse walks of life: NASA astronaut Jim Wetherbee, System Improvements Business Development Vice President Marcus Miller, and comedian Don McMillan. You’ll also reconnect with Frank Abagnale Jr., the main character whose life story was told in the movie Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale, now with the FBI, guarantees a colorful, unique perspective.
Be sure to watch for and use the hashtag #taprootsummit to keep up with news and posts about the Summit. We look forward to seeing you in Texas!
Founded in 1988, the TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System solves hurdles every investigator faces
The TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System takes an investigator beyond his or her knowledge to think outside the box. Backed with extensive research in human performance, incident investigation, and root cause analysis, TapRooT® is a global leader in improved investigation effectiveness and productivity, stopping finger-pointing and blame, improving equipment reliability, and fixing operating problems.
TapRooT® has a team of investigators and instructors with years of extensive training ready to offer assistance worldwide. We also offer ongoing support to our clients through free newsletters and root cause tip videos, the root cause analysis blog, and our annual Global TapRooT® Summit.