businessman was talking with his barber, when they both noticed a goofy-looking
fellow bouncing down the sidewalk. The barber whispered, "That's Tommy, one of
the stupidest kids you'll ever meet. Here, I'll show you."
Come here!" yelled the barber. Tommy came bouncing over "Hi Mr. Williams!" The
barber pulled out a rusty dime and a shiny quarter and told Tommy he could keep
the one of his choice. Tommy looked long and hard at the dime and quarter and
then quickly snapped the dime from the barber's hand. The barber looked at the
businessman and said, "See, I told you."
haircut, the businessman caught up with Tommy and asked him why he chose the
looked at him in the eye and said, "If I take the quarter, the game is over."
Example of a
Truly Lean Value Chain