Six Sigma is a management technique invented by Motorola, famously embraced by Jack Welch. The Greek letter sigma is the mathematical symbol for standard deviation. Six sigma accuracy means only 3.4 faults per million products, which is what it promises. It sounds classy in the land of Phi Beta Kappa and other fraternities, but would never have got off the ground here as it's impossible to pronounce, especially after a good lunch. Not for nothing is 'sigmatism' the technical term for a lisp.
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