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Podcast #145 – Natalie Sayer, “Lean for Dummies”

by Mark Graban on April 25, 2012 · 1 comment

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happy pic Podcast #145   Natalie Sayer, Lean for Dummies leanEpisode #145 is a conversation with Natalie J. Sayer, co-author of the recently updated 2nd edition of the book Lean For Dummies Podcast #145   Natalie Sayer, Lean for Dummies lean. I was able to meet Natalie at the recent ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference, where she was also a presenter. While I was a bit resistant at first to the “for Dummies” being associated with Lean (given that “dummy” is a sort of disrespectful word), I came around when I read the first edition and found it to be a fun, solid overview of Lean concepts and a great first read for people who are new to Lean. In the podcast, Natalie shares what’s new in the second edition and shares some of her history and experience with Lean, including some time learning at the famed NUMMI plant while working for GM.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/145.

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For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes.

You can use the player (use the VCR-type controls) at the top of the post to listen to a streaming version of the podcast (or click here for the streaming audio and RSS subscription). The streaming link is faster for one-time listening (hardly any delay to start listening). Or you can use the download link to put it on your iPod or other


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Podcast #145   Natalie Sayer, Lean for Dummies leanAbout LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.


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1 Dean Bliss April 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

I love the book. I recommend it for people who are just getting started with Lean.

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