These posts were the most popular posts on the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog in 2016 (as measured by page views, as recorded by my analytics application).
- Toyota Post Record Profit: Splits $15 million in Pay and Bonus for top 21 Executives (2014)
- Stated Versus Revealed Preference (2013)
- The Toyota Way – Two Pillars (2010)
- The Purpose of an Organization (2005)
- One factor at a time (OFAT) Versus Factorial Designs (2011)
- How to Manage What You Can’t Measure (2010)*
- Keys to the Effective Use of the PDSA Improvement Cycle (2012)
- 94% Belongs to the System (2013)
- Managers Are Not Non-Leaders: Managers Need to Practice Things We Classify as Leadership Traits (2013)*
- Increasing the Adoption of Management Improvement Ideas in Your Organization (2010)
- Why Don’t Football Players Just Thrown the Ball Out of Bounds to Stop the Clock (2010)
- Peter Scholtes (2009)
- The aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men (2011)*
- How to Get a New Management Strategy, Tool or Concept Adopted (2010)
- Deming and Software Development (2014)*
- Don’t Treat People How You Want to be Treated (2010)
- Experience Teaches Nothing Without Theory (2013)*
- Circle of Influence (2010)*
- Dangers of Forgetting the Proxy Nature of Data (2004)*
- Building a Great Software Development Team (2014)
* not listed in the top 20 last year. 6 posts were new to the top 20 list this year (posts from 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013  and 2014)
5 of the top ten this year were also in the top 10 in 2014 and 2015. 1 other was in the top 10 in 2014 and was 12th in 2016. So there is a fair amount of consistency over the years but also some changes over time.
One of the things this illustrates is why it is so important to have urls (web addresses) live forever. The idea that old (in web thinking) content doesn’t matter is not accurate. My site is a tiny population and shouldn’t be used to make a judgement but it illustrates what is very common for sites with high quality content. If the content is good, the shelf life usually isn’t just 1 week (or even 1 decade).
The most popular posts in 2015 were originally published in:
2010 again had a very strong showing (6 in the top 20 last year). 2016 had a couple posts that were close to the top 20.