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

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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