Past Episodes

June 10, 2021

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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June 3, 2021

GA 374 | Lean, Learning, and Karate with Kieran Dougall

This week’s guest is Kieran Dougall. Ron and Kieran discussed Kieran’s manufacturing background and how he discovered lean. Kieran also described his experience with karate and how it relates to lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes

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May 27, 2021

GA 373 | Exploring Agile Kanban with Ron Pereira

This week we’re releasing another solo episode by GA Co-Founder Ron Pereira. Ron talks a little bit about our new Agile Kanban course(s), and about the power of Agile Kanban in general. He then breaks down each of the four main principles. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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May 20, 2021

GA 372 | Lean and Mental Health with Jessica House

This week’s guest is Jessica House. Jessica’s background is in both continuous improvement and mental health, and she explained to Ron how the two worlds intersect. This episode is another great example of the universal applicability of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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May 13, 2021

GA 371 | Adopting a Learning-Based Approach to Lean with Scott Keenan

This week’s guest is Scott Keenan. Scott described his continuous improvement journey, and the work he’s been doing with Alan Wire. Ron and Scott also discussed our Toyota Kata course, and Alan Wire’s experience with Kata in the Classroom. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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May 6, 2021

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

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April 29, 2021

GA 369 | Developing an Internship Program with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers. Brent, who has a ton of continuous improvement knowledge, shared how he developed two different internship programs. He also explained why having interns benefits everyone, and how you can start your own program. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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April 22, 2021

GA 368 | The Balance of Tools and Culture with Jonathan Jones

This week’s guest is Jonathan Jones. Jonathan shared his background in the culinary, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Jonathan also described his continuous improvement journey at Moog, his favorite continuous improvement tools, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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April 15, 2021

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

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April 8, 2021

GA 366 | Implementing a Lean Daily Management System with Liam O’Malley

This week’s guest is Liam O’Malley. Liam shared his continuous improvement journey with us, specifically his experience with Lean Daily Management Systems. Liam explained the benefits and offered some great advice for those getting started. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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