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Video Podcast #12 – Matt May, “The Shibumi Strategy”

In my latest Video Podcast, my guest is Matthew E. May, returning to talk about his latest book, a business fable called The 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.

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.

Here’s the video:

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?

This will be available shortly in the Video Podcast series and you get get an Audio-Only version here (Podcast #103) as part of my Audio Podcast series.

If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.

For audio podcast episodes, please visit  www.leanpodcast.org. For video podcasts, visit  www.leanvideopodcast.org or visit myYouTube Channel. You can also subscribe to either podcast series through Apple iTunes –  Audio or  Video.


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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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