For Father’s Day, I was expecting the traditional breakfast in bed, cards from the kids, and my only sleep-in-past 7AM for the year, but I got something extra this year: tickets to see Snoop Dogg and 311!
Six Sigma and Snoop Dogg
I have to say this was a huge surprise because I don’t listen to Snoop Dogg, but the Snoop Dogg concert will be fun. Get this, Snoop dogg even has a Snoop Dogg clothing line. Crazy.
Back to the Snoop Dogg concert.
I like 311, but I’m not into Snoop all that much. When I was in 5th grade, I bought my first tape — a $2 USD bootleg of NWA. I pretty much grew-up on NWA, Eazy-E, and Dr. Dre, but I never got into Snoop. Those early years of my life were years of trouble and self-destruction and I’m glad I’m not there anymore. Now, I’m fully focused on staying positive, contributing back to society, and just doing good in the world.
Seeing Snoop will be fun, or at lease entertaining.
To get myself stoked, I listened to some of his songs and, it made me wonder what Snoop’s songs would be like if he were a geeky business guy. What would snoop’s songs look like as a Pareto Chart, Process Map, and a Regression?
Gin and Juice
Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice
Laid back [with my mind on my money and my money on my mind]
Here’s Snoop’s Gin and Juice in a Pareto:
Nuthin’ But a G Thang
Its where it takes place so Im a ask your attention
Mobbin like a *** but I aint *********
Droppin the funky **** thats makin the sucka ******** mumble
When Im on the mic, its like a cookie, they all crumble
Try to get close, and your ***** get smacked
My ******* homie doggy dogg has my back
Never let me slip, cause if I slip, then Im slippin
But if I got my nina, then you know Im straight trippin
And Im a continue to put the rap down, put the mack down
And if your ******* talk ****, I have ta put the smack down
Yeah, and ya dont stop
I told you Im just like a clock when I tick and I tock
Here’s a Process Map for “Nuthin’ but a G Thang”:
Nuthin’ But a G Thang
One, two, three and to the fo
Snoop doggy dogg and dr. dre are at the do
A Linear Regression for “Nuthin’ but a G Thang”:
The regression above tells us that as we increment from one to fo’, the more likely will Snoop and Dre be at the do’. With an R^2 of 1, in fact, there is no argument — Snoop and Dre will definitely — foshizzle bizzle — be at the dizzle. In other words, all of the variation in the data is explained by the regression model. Foshiznit.
I don’t know about you, but Snoop as a foshizzle bizniz fizzle would be a fun d-o-double g. Digg-a-double-dizzle?
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Ron Pereira says
Oh man… this may win the lean/six sigma post of the year, Pete. Great, great stuff!
Yes, THE six sigma post of the year!!
This is the best business blog post I’ve ever seen. You should also tag it with ‘hip-hop’ and ‘awesome’. FYI, I made this my Facebook profile picture. Respect.
Carol Dickson-Carr says
I *have* to chime in and agree with Ron, Kevin, and Matt! Loved Loved LOVED this post! “G-Thang” is rolling through my head as I type. I don’t do hip-hop nearly as much as I did in the 80s/90s, but this sure took me back to my grad school days, and you gotta love the Geek-meets-streets combo. My kind of education medium!
I’ll not look at process maps and Pareto charts the same…or at least not w/o smiling! Thanks!
Carol, who’ll import this blog post to her FB Six Sigma Page and give you your props there as well!