GA 196 | How to Name Lean with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie explained a question they asked on LinkedIn recently regarding the “lean” label and what other words might suit this incredible movement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What Tracey and Ernie are up to (1:51)
  • The question they asked on LinkedIn (4:53)
  • Why they asked it (6:24)
  • What they learned from the responses (7:48)
  • What surprised them (9:06)
  • The top phrases used (10:23)
  • The names they would have suggested (12:03)
  • Whether or not the term “lean” is here to stay (16:38)
  • The universal definition of lean (18:50)
  • Reflecting on 2017 (21:01)
  • About their book, The Toyota Engagement Equation (25:02)
  • What’s new for Tracey and Ernie (27:45)

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What Do You Think?

If you could rename lean, what word would you choose?