Category: Book Reviews

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Review of The Lean CEO by Jacob Stoller

[Full disclosure: Jon Miller was involved in proofreading and providing suggestions to the author Jacob Stoller. Jon was not compensated and has no financial interest in the book.]   Most books about lean management are written by practitioners, consultants or academics so it is refreshing to read a book conceived

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Review of The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

My experience with startups extends to starting Gemba Research, a consulting and training company which we merged last year with Kaizen Institute, Gemba Academy, an online lean training venture, and three other business selling lean-related goods and services. With the exception of Gemba Academy, none of the ventures involved information

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Success Made Humble

The book Success Made Simple by Erik Wesner was mistitled. While it’s true there are many examples of great simplicity in the book, simple is hard. There is no Amish formula for business success per se. They are as much seeker and students as the rest of us. Some of

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Review of Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream

Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream: Rethinking Your Supply Chain and Logistics to Create Maximum Value at Minimum Cost by Robert Martichenko and Kevin von Grabe is the latest publication from the Lean Enterprise Institute. The book guides readers through the application of lean principles in a fulfillment stream. The Fulfillment

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There is No Such Thing as Sustainability

One of the finds during my ongoing spring cleaning at the Gemba office was an article with quotes by outdoor clothing and equipment company Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, with references to his book Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman. I read this story of both

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