Flight brawl. Will more money make it work?

Beijing Int airport

An article today reports a 4 hour delay caused an onboard brawl at Beijing Capital International Airport, stating China has “spent billions on building some of the largest and most modern airports in the world but its planes seem unable to run on schedule.

Did throwing more money at the problem solve it?  Does the amount spent determine how modern something is?  Organizations commonly jump to the solution that allocating more money (or people) to problems will address them – without understanding the problem…


are you still showing up with a typewriter?


Put your business strategy in perspective:

If you’re not pursuing lean (current business practices), and your competitor is, it’s similar to you showing up with a typewriter to compete against someone with a laptop.

upgrade time already happened