Leadership change in china may mean lean becoming the guiding philosophy

The recent article on the lean blog at Gemba penta rai has highlighted that lean as a philosophy seems to be creating some ground for itself in the high echelons of the Chinese political administration. The articoe cqn be found here… http://www.gembapantarei.com/2013/01/lean_leader_arrives_at_the_top_of_china.html I will post more on the topic later.

LEAN BLOGGING: – How to do 5S for a Blog

What is Lean Blogging

Lean Blogging - Blog PostThis is the second part of the Lean Blogging Series and I am going to discuss the principles of 5S and their applicability in the context of Blogging.

Now you would say I have got a fixation for everything that is Japanese after the Japanese Earthquake. Well, although I wrote two articles that were related to the Japanese earthquake: –  Things to learn from the Japanese earthquake and The world 2 months after the Japanese Earthquake, I like Japan and the Japanese for things they have contributed to the world in terms of how to go about life and management of small and big things at work. Continue reading “LEAN BLOGGING: – How to do 5S for a Blog”

LEAN Blogging – The mantra of a Successful Blog

The Lean Blogging Series – Introduction

I am going to start a new series of posts termed as Lean Blogging. This will be a five part series and will deal in many facets of blogging in general and “How to inculcate the principles of Lean in the Blogging scenario”. This is the first post making an introduction of why this series is being taken up and what all the future posts of this series will deal in.

What are the parameters for Blogging Success

There are millions of blogs turning up every year and contributing billions of lines of content. Continue reading “LEAN Blogging – The mantra of a Successful Blog”

Get LEAN during the Mean economic crisis

The current economic crisis has brought a downturn in almost every industry the world over. First the USA and its banking companies came across the subprime lending crisis leading to the fall of some leading financial institutions that had gone deep into the lending space without taking all the necessary precautions and becoming too liberal to lure the customers from the competitors. Then came the fall of an insurance giant. This had repercussions throughout the banking industry across Europe and Asia too. This was also felt by the banking industry in India.


A simultaneous sms and online campaign by some rogue stock brokers in India spread rumors bout the fall of the largest private sector Indian bank. It was advertised by the brokers that ICICI was on the verge of becoming bankrupt due to exposure to the bad loans in the US although the situation was not so grim in reality as ICICI had limited exposure to the subprime lending that lead the US banking industry to the downfall. Even as the exposure to ICICI was bigger than SBI, it was not on the verge of becoming bankrupt. ICICI experienced huge customer unrest due to this and had to take some special PR measures to prevent any casualty. The biggest private bank of the country was threatened for its existence due to such a small issue of SMS campaign by some rogues. Continue reading “Get LEAN during the Mean economic crisis”

Why 90 % bloggers leave blogging

Have you ever given it a thought that how many of those who start blogging and join the blogger fraternity continue doing so for a considerable period of time? Leave alone continue blogging on a regular basis, how many of them even post irregularly on their blogs?

I have come to know about some statistics about the trends in the blogosphere about people joining the fraternity and then leaving it after some time. More than about 90 % of all people who ever started a blog of their own had left posting to their blogs within 6 months of starting. 50% of those rest 10 % who continue posting on their respective blogs discontinue their blogs after one year or leave posting onto their blogs by the end of the year. The rest 50 % of those who continue even after one year continue posting on their blogs but without regularity. The intervals at which they make postings on their respective blogs range from one week to once or twice a month. In some cases the interval gets extended to periods when some major activities that occur in the lives or surroundings of the blogger.

So, only 2.5% of all people who ever start blogging at some point of time or the other continue blogging on a regular basis. Some of those are considered as professional bloggers while the others are amateur.

Professional bloggers are the veterans of the field and take the activity of blogging as seriously as any other profession. They may be considered as authors and editors in their own right as they write their posts in their chosen field of interest and keep their readers updated with the latest in their fields.Some bloggers even become authorities in their field of writing and are quoted often by other bloggers in their posts that are related to the field of writing of that particular blogger. Continue reading “Why 90 % bloggers leave blogging”