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Famous ‘Razors’ in Human History
1852: Despite meeting his end more than 500 years prior, William of Ockham becomes the namesake for Occam’s Razor, the principle that guides us, in true K.I.S.S. fashion, to avoid complicating theories with additional assumptions when a simpler explanation will fit the observations.
1992: Scott Hall, a.k.a. Razor Ramon, makes his professional wrestling debut. In more than four years with the World Wrestling Federation, he wins 4 championships and shows the world what happens when you mess with the bad guy.
2003: Gillette debuts the M3 Power, the 432nd incarnation in the Mach 3 line of shaving products. At a time when the shaving experience couldn’t get any less enjoyable, the M3 Power was the first razor to feature an annoying battery-powered hum and finger-numbing vibration.
OK, so outside of an occasional reference to Occam’s Razor, the ‘razors’ on this list have not had much of an impact within the Lean community. Well, my friends, that’s all about to change. Move over Occam. There’s a new razor in town. [Read more…]