Category: Book Reviews

Total 41 Posts

GA 313 | The Eight Pillars of Total Productive Maintenance with Balaji Chandrasekar

This week’s guest is Balaji Chandrasekar. Ron and Balaji reviewed the pillars of TPM, the challenges involved, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Balaji (3:11) Balaji’s background (3:55) About TPM, or Total Productive

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GA 312 | Practicing Kata in Secret with Tracy Defoe

This week’s guest is Tracy Defoe. Ron and Tracy discussed why people practice Toyota Kata and continuous improvement in secret, and why it’s problematic. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Tracy (3:46) Tracy’s background (5:27)

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GA 310 | The Role of Motivation in Continuous Improvement with Brad Miller

This week’s guest is Brad Miller. Ron and Brad discussed how motivation factors into continuous improvement, and a modern motivation framework that could be useful to managers. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Brad’s background (2:51) The importance of

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GA 309 | Lean and Self-Development with Pete Kuehn

This week’s guest is Pete Kuehn. Ron and Pete discussed Pete’s lean journey, including the effect lean has had on his personal life. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Pete (2:03) Pete’s background (2:58) How

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GA 295 | What’s New at LEI with Jean Cunningham

This week’s guest is Jean Cunningham. Recorded at AME Chicago, Ron and Jean discussed what’s happening at LEI, some of Jean’s book recommendations, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A Lean Enterprise Institute update (1:59) Lean in

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GA 283 | Leveraging the Spirit of Learning with Ryan McCall

This week’s guest is Ryan McCall. Ryan shared some of what he’s learned so far on his lean journey and got Ron to weigh in on some of the interpersonal issues that can arise when experimenting with new lean approaches. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

This week’s guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he’s written, the concept of “mosquito leadership,” and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip’s background (3:31) Philip’s favorite Jon Miller story

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GA 264 | Repeating the Process of Learning with Dr. Jeffrey Liker

This week we’re sharing an incredible keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Liker that he gave at KataCon5 earlier this year. Dr. Liker shared a wealth of information regarding his background, his lean journey, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 260 | The Secret to Excellence with Oscar Roche

This week’s guest is Oscar Roche, Director of the TWI Institute in Australia & New Zealand. Ron and Oscar discussed the humanity of lean, the components of TWI, and more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that made

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