Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seddon Again Just Insults People, Claims to the Sole "Systems Thinker"

Welcome back, Seddonistas. I know this blog only has about four readers who habitually come to this page.

John Seddon thinks he's so clever in his childish attacks on Jim Womack and others.

From the most recent Vanguard newsletter:
"But hold on, the chief tool-head in the US now claims that ‘lean is systems thinking’. Oh, that’s all right then!"
He's clearly referring to Jim Womack, of the LEI, but he doesn't have the courage to call him out by name.

Seddon has tried to misappropriate the term "systems thinking" for his own narrow purposes. Remember when Seddon said systems thinking is just another word for lean? We do.


There are tons of references online to many who refer to Lean as "systems thinking," including:
Anyway, go do a google search and you'll see only John Seddon claims that John Seddon is the only "systems thinker" in the Lean world.

John Seddon latched onto the term "systems thinking" just a few years ago. He's cheesed off a number of real systems thinking academics and practitioners, many of whom have emailed this blogger.
Anyway, this would all be more interesting if Seddon would try to engage in a dialogue instead of just shouting at the world.

My advice - go do good work. Fix the HMRC if you can. Fix hospitals. Why not focus on that instead of bitching incessantly about other people and trying to draw attention to yourself?

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