Category: Book Review

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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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GA 133 | How to Create a Visual Workplace with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth

Today’s guest is Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, an author and consultant who specializes in the visual workplace. Gwendolyn shared her fascinating background with us and explained the importance of visuality. This in-depth conversation is guaranteed to challenge your thinking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Gwendolyn’s

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GA 128 | How to Implement Lean Efforts That Last with Amanda Culver

Today’s guest is Amanda Culver. Amanda has over 10 years of experience with Lean and Six Sigma, especially as it applies to Pharmaceuticals. She shared a lot of valuable insight with us, including her take on why organizations struggle to sustain their continuous improvement efforts. An MP3 version of this episode is available

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GA 126 | Scaling Lean with Ash Maurya

Today’s guest is Ash Maurya, an entrepreneur and author in the Lean Startup realm. Ash explained how lean applies to entrepreneurship and discussed his books, Running Lean and Scaling Lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Ash’s background and how he first learned about continuous

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GA 118 | How to Use Lean and Zen to Become a Better Leader with Kevin Meyer

Today’s guest is our own Kevin Meyer, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy. Kevin and Ron discussed Kevin’s new book, The Simple Leader, in which Kevin describes his career thus far and shares a lot of valuable insight related to continuous improvement, Zen, leadership, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download

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GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban

Today’s episode features Mark Graban, a recurring podcast guest and good friend of Gemba Academy. Ron and Mark discussed lean healthcare, the third revision of Mark’s book Lean Hospitals, and some of the main misconceptions about lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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