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Welcome to my freshly minted website. I decided to open with a post which gives you an overview of who I am, my motivation for this blog, and what I will write about, as well as content disclaimer.

So, who am I?

My name is Bruno Pešec, an industrial engineer from Croatia who is currently residing in Norway. You can read more on my LinkedIn page. Here is a quick summary from my about.me page:

Versatile industrial engineer with design engineering, quality assurance, and process improvement experience in defence and manufacturing industries.

I find Toyota Production System, Lean, Six Sigma, Factory Physics and Theory of Constraints amazing, and spend a great deal of time studying them.

As contributing author at The Lean Presentation and Playing Lean I strive to explain Lean principles in a simple and practical way.

Last, but not least, a passionate student of traditional Japanese martial arts and proud member of Genbukan World Ninpo Bugei Federation and Mangetu Dojo Croatia since 2008.

Why write?

I’ve been toying with the idea of sharing my thoughts and writings for some time now. Over the past years I’ve accumulated a number of notes from my research, and when I started to transcribe and organise them I thought “Why not share it?”. And really, after thinking it through, I only see it as a win-win scenario.

Should someone correct me, I’ll be learning something new. Should people like it and share it, others will learn something new. What’s there not to like?

Another reason I decided to start a personal blog is to further challenge myself. Writing is also a skill, and to get better you have to practice it. And, oh boy, do I have to practice it. During my studies I adopted pseudo-academic style filled with big words, long sentences, and jargon.

Other reasons, in no particular order would be: learning more about various digital tools like WordPress; developing better understanding of SEO, digital marketing, and copyright licences; and building online presence.

Now, what will I write about?

I plan to write mostly about various industrial engineering topics. Initial emphasis will be on quality, Lean, and Six Sigma, since they were focus of my specialisation. Since I have a lot of notes, you can expect articles with numerous references, should you wish to dig deeper into the material.

I also plan to write reviews of books I’ve read, online courses I’ve taken, specialist software, and perhaps even blogs I read often. I’ll also write about projects I’m involved with, like The Lean Presentation and Playing Lean.

Should I have a disclaimer?

Better safe than sorry, so I want to emphasize that those writings will reflect my personal, subjective opinions, and won’t necessarily reflect the views of organisations I’ve been or am part of.

All figures are clickable and I make effort to include the proper source, attribution, and copyright licence. Should you find something has been improperly attributed feel free to contact me with proposed corrections. Also contact me if you should have questions about using, and/or remixing my figures, or if the licence is not clear to you.

Last, but not least, I plan to implement referral links when I have more time. It’ll mostly be Amazon, but I also expect some from O’Reilly and John Wiley & Sons.

I have plans to share my work under Creative Commons licence(s), but first I have to do some proper research in order to avoid legal problems and complications.

Last words

Feel free to comment, engage me on social networks, or contact me directly. Well, I am off to write more. In the meantime, enjoy a quote from Aristotle:

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.