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Podcast #103 – Matthew E. May, “The Shibumi Strategy”

My guest for Episode #103  is Matthew E. May, returning to talk about his latest book, a business fable calledThe Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change. I’ve been reading the book and have found it be a thought-provoking about your own personal effectiveness in a complex world.

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You can read more about the book at Matt’s website:  www.ShibumiStrategy.com. You can also view a separate  “video trailer” for the book here. This is also available as Video Podcast #12 if you want to watch us talk.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • What is “Shibumi” and where does the term come from?
  • What’s the context for lean practitioners or students of Lean and TPS?
  • Did you reach a point of Shibumi while writing this book or in your other work?
  • Any particular reason you chose a car dealership as the job and the setting? Is it because it’s stereotypically a very numbers-driven “get it done” setting?

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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