Month: March 2018

Total 10 Posts

GA 208 | How to Define Lean, Success, and Strategy with Jon Miller and Michael Ballé

This week’s guests are Jon Miller and Michael Ballé. Together with Ron, they discussed the definitions of lean, success, and strategy, as well as using lean as a strategy for innovation and growth. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Defining

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How Lean Transformations Achieve a Fast Takeoff, Part 1 of 2

Superintelligence, as defined in the book Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom, is “any intellect that greatly exceeds the cognitive performance of humans in virtually all domains of interest.” Humans are already building and expanding upon intelligent systems, albeit slowly. The book asks questions about the future when machine intelligence, machine-human

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GA 207 | How to Define the Role of People in Lean with Jon Miller

This week’s guest is GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Ron and Jon discussed the people side of lean, specifically why stating that lean is “all about people” can be problematic. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jon’s background and what he’s

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Lean is All About People – Or is It? 1 of 2

Lean is all about people. Few get very far arguing against this proposition because, when you do, you lose the people. As with any socio-technical system, engaging the people plays a large part in the success of lean. It feels good to say this because we are people, and it

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Will the Smart City be a Lean City?

Today we live in an era in which our phones, watches, household appliances and our homes themselves are getting smart. At the moment, all “smart” means is “internet connected”. This is a bit ironic as when humans connect to today’s internet we do and say things that are the opposite

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Gemba Academy Enhancements

We’ve recently made some enhancements here at Gemba Academy that I’m pretty excited about. Asset Browser First up is what we’re calling the “Asset Browser.”  While we’re likely best known for videos and other media, like podcasts, we also have hundreds of support documents that can downloaded, printed, etc. In

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GA 204 | How to Set the Stage for Your Lean Journey with Matt Kellett

This week’s guest is continuous improvement leader Matt Kellett. Matt and Ron discussed what needs to be in place in order to successfully start and sustain a lean journey. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Matt’s background and what he’s

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