This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Post-it Notes, without them SCRUM is a non-starter - the Awesome World of Things
A scientist at 3M in the US, Spencer Silver, was attempting to develop a
strong adhesive. Instead he accidentally created one which was weak but
reusable. For years, Silver promoted his "solution without a problem"
but failed to gain acceptance. A colleague who had attended one of his
talks, Art Fry, came up with the idea of using the adhesive to anchor
his bookmark in his hymn-book. The idea was further developed inside 3M
using their bootlegging incentive programme. The original notes' yellow
colour was chosen by accident, as the lab next-door to the Post-it team
had only yellow scrap paper to use. It was originally called "Press 'n
Peel" but results were disappointing. "Press 'n Peel" was re-introduced
as "Post-It Notes"and a legendary product was born.
Read more about Post-it Notes over at LinkedIn here.