Category: Book Reviews

Total 49 Posts

GA 380 | The Concept of Humble Inquiry with Peter and Ed Schein

This week’s guests are Peter and Ed Schein, prominent figures in the leadership and organizational culture fields. A father-son team, they discussed the books they’ve written, the concept of Humble Inquiry, vulnerability in leadership, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

Continue Reading

GA 378 | Lean in Construction with Robert Penney

This week’s guest is Robert Penney. Robert, whose background is in construction, explained how the industry uses lean, what tools they use, etc. Robert also had some great books to recommend. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

Continue Reading

GA 370 | Improving Quality of Life with Lean with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick covered a lot of ground, including Federal Heath’s lean journey, and creating a strong culture of continuous improvement. Rick also gave some advice on “selling” others on the power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

Continue Reading

GA 367 | The Dichotomies of Continuous Improvement with Ron Pereira

This week’s guest is Ron Pereira. Ron discussed two books by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, specifically their teachings on dichotomies and balance. Inspired by this, Ron described three of the dichotomies he’s observed in continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

Continue Reading

GA 361 | The Role of Entropy in Lean with Luciana Toda

This week’s guest is Luciana Toda. Ron and Luciana discussed the concept of entropy and its role in a culture of continuous improvement. They also explored how sustainability factors in as far as creating real, lasting change. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

GA 331 | Leading and Learning at Toyota with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie discussed Katie’s new book, the roles of a leader,  joy versus happiness, and much more. Katie also shared some special stories about esteemed Toyota leaders like Isao Yoshino and John Shook. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

Continue Reading

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

Continue Reading

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)

Continue Reading