Kevin Meyer

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Ensconcing Paranoia in Rules

Silly boy you got so much to live for So much to aim for, so much to try for You blow it all with, paranoia You’re so insecure you, self-destroyer paranoia, they destroy ya It’s been over a week since the United incident where Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed

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Mother Nature Takes On the Lean Home

A few months ago I told you how my wife and I had found a mid-century remodel project only a couple blocks away from where we currently live.  We wanted to create a “lean home” – smaller with a simple layout, less storage space, and as few walls and doors

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A Time to Read and Reflect

It’s that time of the year when we reflect on the past and plan for the future.  An arbitrary time, which has always bothered me.  We should really be doing this in a continual fashion.  I try, with daily, monthly, and quarterly reflection, but I’ll admit that the end of

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New Videos: Lean Introductory Topics in Spanish

We just released our fourth course in the School of Lean in Spanish, Introductory Topics. Going beyond Spanish subtitles, which are already available on all School of Lean and School of Six Sigma courses, these new courses use native Spanish speakers, with all video backgrounds and supporting content (overviews, quizzes, tools)

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A Change of Pace

One of my favorite habits is a nice slow kinhin – walking meditation – on the beach a couple blocks from my house.  One step per breath, slow and deliberate. It’s amazing what you notice – both about your surroundings and yourself – by moving slowly.  I’m usually barefoot, feeling

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The Pursuit of Perfection

Five months ago I called my painter, who happens to live all of three doors away, to see if he had time to do some touchup on the house.  He was able to fit me into his schedule starting a couple weeks ago.  I knew I was going to have to

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New Videos: Workplace Visualization Course

In this new School of Lean course we explore what visualization is and why it’s such an important aspect of lean management. Also, we will discover how to go about bringing the concept of visuality to the workplace. Finally, we’ll visit some real world companies to see how they’re successfully

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New Videos: Lean at the City of Grand Rapids

Steve Kane, Director of Customer Success at Gemba Academy, visits a Gemba Academy customer, the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Steve had the opportunity to talk with decision makers, city executives, as well as as other city employees using Lean to create a better work environment, saving time and inventory

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