GA 071 | Practicing Lean with Mark Graban

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Today’s guest is lean expert Mark Graban, a longtime friend of Gemba Academy. Mark’s background includes manufacturing and healthcare. In this episode we talk about his work in both industries, along with his eBook Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How To Get Better…Better.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Mark (4:27)
  • What Mark is up to these days (6:07)
  • All about Mark’s new ebook (7:15)
  • Mark’s background (12:16)
  • Some of Mark’s first mistakes (15:40)
  • Some of the mistakes Mark made while working in healthcare (20:27)
  • Advice Mark has received (30:31)
  • What has surprised Mark in his last year of practicing lean (33:10)
  • How Mark recharges and refocuses (38:24)
  • The skill Mark feels he needs to improve (41:27)
  • Mark’s final words of wisdom (44:36)

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1 Comment

  1. Mark Graban

    August 14, 2015 - 9:22 pm

    Thanks for having me on the show again, Ron!