|February 7, 2000|
03 00050 61 01020701
Mr. Jim Wendling
8952 Barrhill Way
|Subject:||SDS Progress Since 1993|
Thanks for your letter on February 7, 2001 following up our discussion about SDS on January 28, 1993.
You can see actions taken after our call on January 28, 1993 by clicking on links in that record that look like this example....
In sum, following the January 28, 1993 record, you were concerned that fear of accountability restrains people from adding "intelligence" to daily management. Fear of accountability remains a strong cultural force against improving management; however, demand is growing for ways to improve earnings, and performance (see for example the High Cost of Medical Mistakes).
Since our discussions in 1993, SDS has been endorsed by PG&E, and by the US Army Corps of Engineers, who report that SDS saves time and money.
Interest is picking up on SDS, as a result of having a presence on the web that demonstrates advantages of delivering timely intelligence. As you recall, it is hard for people to grasp this idea from reading and talking about it. Clicking around SDS records on the web lets people experience a practical way of augmenting "intelligence," which impacts management, earnings and stock prices, that occupy a lot of attention recently.
Good to hear from you.
THE WELCH COMPANY