Journal: No Distinction between Positive or Negative Infinity

September 26, 2012

in Journal Notes

Wednesday location:  Seven  |  Studio     ||    6:50 am – 8:40 pm

  • Mentoring:  I’ve been asked to mentor a group of young entrepreneurs that are working on a sports product company.  It sounds like a really interesting project.  Bob M. invited me to be part of this project.  It looks really interesting and the product on which these new entrepreneurs are working could be revolutionary in the human motion arena.  I look forward to meeting the group and seeing how I can be helpful.  First meeting is a couple weeks.
  • Product Correctness:  I’ve been spending a lot of time on product attribute accuracy.  That’s a fancy way of saying “quality.”  Although the word quality doesn’t mean anything; attribute accuracy does.  It’s a fascinating world to me.  Entropy is always present – and future.  Standards migrate.  Nothing is fixed in space.  No standard remains standard.  At least, all of this is true if you’re always working on improving what was acceptable yesterday.  I feel reconnected to this challenge in a way I haven’t felt in a while.  More to come.
  • Production Integration:  I have a history of – and apparently a knack for – commercializing products for which tooling is not always production ready.  The Seven Cycles 622 bike is yet another example of this.  While first round tooling was ready to go – for the most part – once production began a year ago, we’re – read “Skip” is – still working on improvements.  One factor that’s been a challenge is that the overall design is, and particularly the lugs are, so engineered to the nth degree
  • Sales management:  We reviewed some of the work to do from Interbike today.  More on that tomorrow.  Still many hours of work to do.
  • Product Design:  Working on the Cafe Racer secret item today.  It looks good.  Waiting for the base items to arrive so we can transform them into something I’ll want.  Friday is the day.

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