Month: March 2012

Total 7 Posts

Review of The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

My experience with startups extends to starting Gemba Research, a consulting and training company which we merged last year with Kaizen Institute, Gemba Academy, an online lean training venture, and three other business selling lean-related goods and services. With the exception of Gemba Academy, none of the ventures involved information

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Lean, Bias, Impartiality and Justness

I considered myself to be appropriately biased against biases, but it turned out I was wrong. Such is often the way with cognitive biases. Reading Daniel Kahneman’s book Thinking, Fast and Slow, I learned to think of biases in a new way. His work is often cited and has become

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Perseverance & PDCA

“Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1). The ability to persevere through the tough times we experience as lean and six sigma practitioners is extremely important. In fact, the ability to persevere through the tough times we experience as human beings is also

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Kanban Systems Overview Video

Here’s the first overview video from our latest course focused on Kanban Systems. And here’s a summary document of this video in PDF format that can be downloaded and printed. If you’re reading this via email or RSS feed you may need to click through to the website to see the

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Masaaki Imai Remembers Taiichi Ohno

Reflections on the 100th Birthday of Taiichi Ohno Taiichi Ohno was born on February 29, 1912 in Dalian, China as the son of Ichizou Ohno, who was at that time an engineer of refractory bricks at the Manchurian Railway Company, a Japanese government arm for managing and developing Manchuria. His

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