Future Leaders from the Ranks of our Colleges and Universities

by Jamie Flinchbaugh

I’m not sure if this has much to do with lean, other than to say that business leaders are needed to make lean work. My friend Randy Pinkett who last year won Donald Trump’s The Apprentice has launched a program to encourage “campus CEOs” in connection to his forthcoming book, Campus CEO.

This program is a contest to find the country’s most encouraging campus CEOs with a cash and consulting prize. Here are links to the contest, the book and Randy’s home page. If you know any potential campus CEOs, please pass this on to them.

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Jamie Flinchbaugh is a lean advisor, speaker, and author. In addition to co-founding the Lean Learning Center, he has helped build nearly 20 companies as either a co-founder, board member, advisor, or angel investor. These companies range from high-performance motorcycles to SaaS tools for continuous improvement. He has advised over 300 companies around the world in lean transformation, including Intel, Harley-Davidson, Crayola, BMW, and Amazon. Jamie co-authored the popular book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean, and continues to share his experiences as a Contributing Editor forIndustryWeek and as a blogger at JamieFlinchbaugh.com. He holds degrees from Lehigh University, University of Michigan, and MIT, and continues to teach and mentor on campus. Jamie is best known for helping to transform how we think about lean from a tools-centric model to one based on principles and behaviors. His passion for lean transformation comes from seeking to unlock the great potential that people possess to build inspiring organizations.

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