Ron Pereira

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The Obstacle is the Way

Our actions may be impeded, but there can be no impeding our intentions or dispositions. Because we can accommodate and adapt. The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting. The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. -Marcus

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Two Productivity Hacks Worth Trying Today

Producing a weekly podcast takes a lot of work.  We have to find guests, figure out what we’ll talk about, schedule the interview, do the interview, edit the episode, write up the show notes for the episode before, finally, releasing the episode to the world.  By the way, if you love continuous

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If Not You, Who?

I was fortunate enough to speak at a FedEx leadership team meeting yesterday which was a ton of fun! Before I spoke I was able to hear a few presentations including an awesome talk by our great friend and fellow lean thinker, Jamie Parker.  By the way, Jamie is presenting a

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Lean Thinker Challenge #9

Welcome to another edition of the Lean Thinker Challenge! It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these and I’m excited to hear what you think! The Situation You’ve worked at the same company for 4 years as a Lean Specialist. You don’t especially like your formal title since the

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My Ideal Day

It was around 11:30 PM on a Thursday night a little more than 7 years ago. I was sitting at my home office desk working late into the night. What was I working on? Two words – Gemba Academy. You see, when we first started Gemba Academy back in 2009

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3 Gemba Academy Updates

There’s been lots happening here at Gemba Academy… so what I’d like to do in this article is highlight the latest and greatest! Gemba Academy Español First, we’re very excited to announce that Gemba Academy Español will launch later this month.  We’ve always offered Spanish captions for most of our videos but, obviously, nothing

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Looking Back on All My Children Have Taught Me

I’ve been blogging since 2007 and have written hundreds of articles.  And while I definitely have some favorite lean thinking articles like the value stream mapping series I wrote back in 2008… the articles I cherish the most are the ones that have been inspired by my children. My wife and

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