GA 203 | How to Apply Lean to Manufacturing Decisions with Harry Moser

This week’s guest is Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative. Ron and Harry discussed reshoring, including what it is and how lean plays a role. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Harry’s background (1:41) What reshoring is

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What is the Most Human Level of Complexity?

One of the goals of continuous improvement, or the management of any enterprise, always seems to involve reducing complexity. It is almost an article of faith that simplicity equals beauty and goodness. I’ve always had a vague nagging doubt about this. While things shouldn’t be complicated, it seems a certain

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GA 202 | How to Achieve Clarity with Karen Martin

This week’s guest is consultant and speaker Karen Martin. Karen shed some light on the importance of individual and organizational clarity in anticipation of her new book, Clarity First. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Karen’s background (2:11) About Karen’s upcoming

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Homo Sapiens Visualis

An interesting article suggested that the gap in artistic ability between early modern humans and relative Homo species such as the Neanderthals was due to differences in the way they hunted. The Neanderthals stabbed tamer prey at close range with spears, while early modern humans on open grasslands had to

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GA 201 | How to Apply Lean to the Airline Industry with David Acklin

This week’s guest is David Acklin from Hawaiian Airlines. David explained how they improved their interline baggage process, including how they got other airlines involved. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: David’s background (2:05) Continuous improvement at Hawaiian Airlines (3:04)

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Looking Right at the Essence of TPS

My friend Reiko Kano began her career as Taiichi Ohno’s interpreter thirty years ago. She then supported Ohno’s disciples, the Shingijutsu consultants, for decades. She recently wrote a book about her experiences. One of her stories resonated with me in particular. In the late 1980s the world was just beginning

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Learn, Grow, Share

I had the strangest dream last night.  I don’t normally remember my dreams… but I remember this one.  I was speaking to a man about continuous improvement.  I’m not sure who the man was… but in my dream I seemed to know him.  Anyhow, during our conversation the man told

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GA 200 | What We’ve Learned from 200 Episodes with Ron Pereira and Past Guests

This week we’re celebrating a milestone: our 200th episode. For this special episode we decided to highlight some of the major themes we’ve had thus far, featuring some truly incredible guests. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Simon Sinek: Knowing

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