A Major Announcement That You’ve Made Possible

By Ron Pereira Updated on December 7th, 2017

My life changed – more than I could have ever imagined – Sunday evening, January 14, 2007.

You see it was on this day that I wrote my first blog article. I remember wondering if anyone would read it?

I actually just re-read that first article and had to chuckle… I mean it wasn’t the most insightful thing I’ve ever written… but, hey, it was a start!

A Brand New World

Well, as it turns out starting LSS Academy opened up a brand new world to me.

First, it’s allowed me to share my thoughts with thousands upon thousands of valued readers across the world. We now have more 9,500 subscribers to LSS Academy. Wow! That, in itself, is truly mind blowing.

Second, I have personally met many new lean and six sigma acquaintances… many of whom I now consider good friends.

Becoming an Entrepreneur

And, third, LSS Academy opened the doors to entrepreneurship in a big way as it connected me with my valued Gemba Academy business partners – Jon Miller of Gemba Panta Rei and Kevin Meyer of Evolving Excellence.

Those following this blog know that we started Gemba Academy in March of 2009. We’ve managed to steadily grow the business by reaching a wide variety of customers ranging from individuals looking to learn more about lean manufacturing to Fortune 100 companies using Gemba Academy to train thousands of employees across multiple facilities.

My Big Announcement

With this all said I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ve now wrapped up all my prior professional obligations. As such, I’m now able to focus 100% of my efforts on expanding both LSS Academy and Gemba Academy.

This means I’ll be far more consistent posting LSS Academy articles. My plan is to release new articles at least 3 times a week while also introducing additional LSS Academy authors in the future.

This also means Gemba Academy courses will be developed at a much faster pace while also allowing me and the Gemba Academy team to interact far more effectively with existing and future customers.

So, since this journey all started here on LSS Academy, I wanted you to be the first to know the news.


Thank You

Finally, I want to close with one last thank you. I would have never been able to write this article without your active support of both LSS Academy and Gemba Academy.

  1. Jonathan

    August 30, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Congratulations on the great news! A giant step that is well deserved. We all look forward to seeing more from LSS Academy!

  2. Sherry Cramer

    August 30, 2010 - 11:41 am

    As a long time reader I am so happy for you. I so enjoy reading your articles and wish you nothing but success in the future.

  3. Michael Marx

    August 30, 2010 - 11:48 am

    Awesome announcement indeed Ron! Congratulations on your newfound focus. Now that I am back in a practitioners role I am finding LSSA even more insightful. Thank you. I’m looking forward to keeping up with you.

  4. John Hunter

    August 30, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Great news. Keep up the good work.

  5. Brian Buck

    August 30, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Congrats Ron. I have enjoyed you writing since I discovered you almost 3 years ago. I am so excited for you!

  6. Denise

    August 30, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    Congratulations! I wish you all the best, although I know that you will succeed in anything you put your mind too.

  7. Mahendiran Selvaraj

    August 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    I am a big fan of yours and not suprised to see your progress. What I like in your articles and videos is that simple and to the point approach. Keep it up…

  8. Mark Graban

    August 30, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Congratulations, Ron and best wishes for Gemba Academy!

  9. Rafa

    August 30, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Congrats and best wishes Ron!

  10. Mary Campbell

    August 31, 2010 - 10:26 am


    congratulations, it is well deserved. Its good to see good things happening to good people. Enjoy and wish you all the best…. 🙂

  11. Mark R Hamel

    August 31, 2010 - 7:00 pm

    Hi Ron,

    Congratulations and best wishes! Don’t quit your new day job.

  12. Eric Groothuis

    September 1, 2010 - 4:05 am

    Hi Ron,

    Congratulations, best wishes and a lot of success. Looking forward to new posts!



  13. Lawrence

    September 1, 2010 - 11:16 pm

    That’s great, keep it up. God give more strenght for more work ahead.

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