Gemba Academy Podcast

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GA 426
Deciding When to Use Technology with Lauren Hisey

This week’s guest is Lauren Hisey. Ron and Lauren discussed the dangers of jumping straight into technology before exploring other options. They also covered value stream mapping, gemba walks, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this…

GA 425
Lean and Racing with Beau Briggs

This week’s guest is Beau Briggs. Beau described his racing career and his family business, and how lean has been a part of both journeys. This is a particularly unique episode you won’t want to miss. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available…

GA 424
When Things Go Wrong: The Spirit of Kaizen with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Adam told Ron about his trip to French Guiana to see a NASA rocket launch, and everything that went wrong. Adam also explained how he believes having a lean background helped him. An MP3 audio version of this episode…

GA 423
Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: …

GA 422
Getting Lean Buy-In with Adam Marsland

This week’s guest is Adam Marsland. Adam, who works in the legal industry, explained how his firm uses continuous improvement and what problems they’re solving. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that…

GA 421
What Employees Want with Dan Johnston

This week’s guest is Dan Johnston.  Dan explained how his company WorkStep approaches hiring and retaining employees and what employees truly want, with clear parallels to lean, PDCA, and Respect for People. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In…

GA 420
The Benefits of Gratitude with Rick Foreman

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 audio version of this episode is available for…

GA 419
Lean in Venture Capital with Bryan Bauw

This week’s guest is Bryan Bauw. Bryan explained how he uses lean and continuous improvement in his role at a startup venture capital firm. Ron and Bryan also explored what we could learn from the world of venture capital. An MP3 audio version of this…

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The Gemba Academy Podcast is the premier podcast for all continuous improvement practitioners. Regardless of your prior experience, you will find lessons and insights applicable to both your professional and personal life.

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About Ron Pereira

Ron is an avid lean six sigma practitioner, and master black belt. His passion for improvement led him to help found Gemba Academy, the premium provider of Lean Six Sigma training.

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