Day One of the Lean Transformation Summit
Hello from the start of Day 2 of the annual LEI Lean Transformation Summit, my seventh consecutive day of wearing a convention badge around my neck. I love the meetings, but not the thing hanging around my neck!
Yesterday, I had a chance to see some bloggers who you might recognize as guest bloggers here and/or from their own blogs…
If you want to follow what people are saying at and about the summit, follow us on Twitter via the hastag #LEI10 (you can read without having a Twitter account).
In this picture, you see me with Dan Markovitz, a guest blogger here (right), and Joe Ely of the “Learning About Lean” blog (left). I had never met Joe before, so it was a real pleasure. He started his blog in 2002, believe it or not! The first lean blogger? Here is his blog post about Day 1 of the Summit.
In this next picture, you see a number of Lean “Tweeple” (what a strange term), some of whom are also bloggers. Tweetup is also a silly term, but oh well. From left to right are:
- Liz Guthridge, a guest blogger here (@lizguthridge)
- Dan Markovitz (@timeback)
- Kirk Nelson (@ArcaTechOEM)
- Me (@leanblog)
- Ted Stiles of Stiles & Associates
- Adam Zak, a guest blogger (@leanthinker)
- David Drickhamer (@leanroi)
What fun to have a drink with these lean thinkers.
Some of the highlight comments from Day 1, via Twitter:
And I had a chance to practice a little quick kaizen:
It was ugly, but it worked! It was quick, cheap, and it worked.