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February 15, 2012
Why does Gingrich keep name-dropping Lean Six Sigma?
Newt Gingrich has been criticized for selling his own books at campaign events. He has been criticized for selling his services as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while trying to obscure his true role. Add one more bit of suspect behavior that may just not pass the smell test. On the campaign trail observers may have noticed he has routinely touted something called "Lean Six Sigma" as a solution to much of what ails America. This is a business management concept pioneered by a Dallas businessman who also happens to be a major funder of a Super-PAC backing...you guessed it...Newt Gingrich. Julie Bykowicz writes at Bloomberg News: Gingrich has uttered the term "Lean Six Sigma" at least 28 times since August in campaign appearances, debates and media interviews, a review of transcripts and news accounts shows. At the same time, Mike George, the investor who has written six books on Lean Six Sigma, paid for mailings, handouts and automated phone calls backing...(Read Full Post)