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GA 249 | Lean in Thailand, China, and India with John Chacon

By Jessica Bush Updated on January 10th, 2019

This week’s guest is John Chacon. Ron and John discussed John’s career, specifically his experiences practicing lean in different parts of Asia. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • John’s favorite quote (2:38)
  • John’s background (3:45)
  • What John has been up to (7:30)
  • His lean “sins” from the past (12:02)
  • What John would do differently (14:17)
  • About John’s travels (16:50)
  • An important custom in Thailand (18:21)
  • Lean terminology in China (20:24)
  • Confrontation in Thailand (23:01)
  • Practicing lean in India (24:57)
  • What “purpose” means to John (28:25)
  • The next year for John and his team (34:05)

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What Do You Think?

What nuances have you noticed in terms of how continuous improvement is practiced in different cities, countries, etc?

  1. Salvador Sanchez

    February 8, 2019 - 9:05 am

    Great interview and good insight on different countries! I like the honesty and openness that John has with himself.

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