As you probably know, I have been traveling for the past two months. It was a great trip with a lot of great people. Now that I am back, business resumes as normal, hence this blog entry on an F1 tyre change. You may ask what tyre changes have to do with Ozgene…?
The Lean Ozgene story started as so many others, by chance. I happened to buy the book, “The Toyota Way”, by Jeff Liker during the AALAS conference in Denver at the end of 2009. By 2010, I was so intrigued by what I had read that I attended the Lean Conference in Melbourne.
Exposure to the ideas of empathy and knowledge gaps added meaning to the term “curiosity”. I also studied Maslow’s pyramid of needs and the “four stages of learning”. This helped to conceptualize and prioritize my ideas. I was now well, and truly, hooked on the Lean Management philosophy.
Following last month’s blog, I am set to embark on some more overseas travel in September and October. In addition to attending two conferences, I will be meeting with existing, past, and future clients while also presenting Ozgene’s exciting goGermline technology.
That’s right, my family and I are in Japan at the moment, one of my favourite places. I spent some time here a few years ago when I participated in the Shingo Tour, a life changing event. This time around, we are here mainly to relax and celebrate my 50th birthday at Disneyland. (I’ve always thought that Mickey is a prime example of a humanised mouse...) We will also take the opportunity to give a few presentations regarding our new technology, goGermline.
The team at Ozgene has over two decades of experience creating customised knockout and knock-in mice for pivotal medical research globally. Over 300 scientific publications are based on research using Ozgene mice.