Book Reviews

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GA 428 | The Power of Discovery with Colin Baird

By Jessica Bush - June 16th, 2022

This week’s guest is Colin Baird. Ron and Colin discussed the role of discovery and the importance of being appreciated. Colin also shared how his relationship with his father shaped the way he views continuous improvement. An MP

GA 420 | The Benefits of Gratitude with Rick Foreman

By Jessica Bush - April 21st, 2022

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick talked all about the importance of gratitude, both in professional and personal contexts. Listen and learn how being grateful can improve your health and overall happiness. An MP3 a

GA 394 | Practicing Kind Leadership with Karyn Ross

By Jessica Bush - October 21st, 2021

This week’s guest is Karyn Ross. Karyn has been on the show quite a few times and each conversation is packed full of lean insights. This time, Karyn discussed her new book, The Kind Leader, and what it means to practice kind lea

GA 389 | People Solve Problems with Jamie Flinchbaugh

By Jessica Bush - September 16th, 2021

This week’s guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh. Ron and Jamie discussed the contents of Jamie’s upcoming book, People Solve Problems. This episode is full of incredible insights on lean, leadership, problem solving, and more. An MP

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

By Jessica Bush - July 15th, 2021

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

GA 378 | Lean in Construction with Robert Penney

By Jessica Bush - July 1st, 2021

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

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

By Jessica Bush - May 6th, 2021

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” o

GA 367 | The Dichotomies of Continuous Improvement with Ron Pereira

By Jessica Bush - April 15th, 2021

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 c

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

By Jessica Bush - March 4th, 2021

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

GA 353 | Creating the Jeep with Paul Bruno

By Jessica Bush - January 7th, 2021

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 versio

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