Journal: The Flying Arrow Is Therefore Motionless

February 7, 2013

in Journal Notes

Thursday location:  Seven  |  7:35 am – 9:35 pm

Posters signed by every Seven Cycles employee

I feel like that flying arrow today – moving fast but still motionless.

  • Business Development:  Down to the last aspects of the Seven Winter Session.  Apparently, it’s all about food.  Of course, I agree.  And a few clinics.  We’ve been talking about the Seven Process Methodology – Seven’s manufacturing process – and it threads through every facet of Seven – from sales, service  product development, and on and on.  It’s a unique system that I’ve not seen implemented on the Scale at which Seven works.  More on this later.
  • Time Marker:  Apparently it’s going to snow tomorrow.  May be the largest storm of the year.  Hoping it won’t cause too much trouble for the Seven Winter Session.  At least the term “Winter” will hold true.
  • Business Management:  Had our first Seven company meeting in a while.  It was good to get back to it – it was about 45 minutes focused on one very specific topic – and I now remember why it’s a challenge.  More coming soon.  The next meeting is Seven’s 2012 year in review.  Yeah.  All good stuff it’s just a lot for which to prep.

  • Product Development:  Boy oh boy; sometimes it’s difficult to manufacture products in the United States.  There’s a small part we have made locally – one of the few pieces we don’t make in-house – and it costs us about 14-times more than if we sourced it from China.  It’s so temping but, in this specific case, it’s not going to happen that way.  We’re focusing on some design for manufacture points on the v2.0 of this part.  We’ve reduced the cost by about 12% so far.  Looking to reduce it by another 25% before v2.0 is complete.

Post title:  One way of describing what may be my favorite concepts:  Zeno’s Paradoxes.  “If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the flying arrow is therefore motionless.”  – Aristotle, Physics

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