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 strategy (2:10)
  • Defining success (4:07)
  • Defining lean (6:30)
  • Lean strategy for growth (18:42)
  • Examples of larger companies that use lean to innovate (26:52)
  • How those leaders would define success (28:50)
  • The four “Ds” and four “Fs” (33:10)
  • How companies use lean strategy (38:54)
  • Advice for managers (52:54)

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