Category: Book Review

Total 97 Posts

GA 382 | Simplifying Value Stream Mapping with Steve Pereira

This week’s guest is Steve Pereira. Steve and Ron discussed Steve’s minimalist approach to value stream mapping, and how it differs from other approaches. Steve doesn’t have a traditional lean background, but his perspective is refreshing and unique. MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 379 | Leading vs. Lagging Indicators with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie broke down leading and lagging indicators, balancing the two, and some examples of both. They also explained the role standards play in navigating these indicators. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 377 | Psychological Safety and the 5Cs with Karyn Ross and Jessica House

This week’s guests are Karyn Ross and Jessica House. Karyn and Jessica talked about their work with kindness, mental health, and psychological safety in the workplace. They then walked Ron through the 5Cs and how you can deliberately practice them. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 375 | Ending Human Suffering with Process Improvement with Kyle Kumpf

This week’s guest is Kyle Kumpf. Ron and Kyle discussed Kyle’s experience using lean in engineering versus banking, and what he’s learned from the pandemic. Kyle also explained why he wants to use process improvement to end human suffering. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 365 | Adopting a Growth Mindset with Nik Kottha

This week’s guest is Nik Kottha. Ron and Nik covered several important topics, including what Nik has learned from yoga, what excellence means to him, and where his passion comes from. Nik also stressed the importance of coaching. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 359 | Pink Tools and Preventing Injuries with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Ron and Adam discussed Adam’s new book, “The Wheel of Sustainability,” including how and why he wrote it. Adam also shared some very moving stories that highlight the true power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 357 | Revisiting The Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

This week’s guest is Dr. Jeffrey Liker. Jeff explained why he released a second edition of his bestselling book, The Toyota Way. Jeff and Ron also discussed scientific thinking and its relationship to other lean tools like 5S, Hoshin Kanri, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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GA 354 | Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

This week’s guest is Patrick Adams. Patrick recently released a new book all about the concept of “continuous appearance.” He explained what it can mean for your organization and its culture, and how it can be prevented. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 353 | Creating the Jeep with Paul Bruno

This week’s guest is Paul Bruno. Paul doesn’t have a traditional lean background, but the fascinating research he shared on the story behind the creation of the Jeep is full of lean parallels and lessons. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 350 | Emphasizing the Process with Cristian Goyzueta

This week’s guest is Cristian Goyzueta. Cristian is relatively new to continuous improvement but had a wealth of knowledge to share. Cristian and Ron covered quite a few different topics, ranging from ISO to visual management and more.  A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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