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Podcast #268 – @TomEhrenfeld, on #Lean Books & #LeanStartup

Podcast #268 – @TomEhrenfeld, on #Lean Books & #LeanStartup

My guest for Episode #268 is a long-time friend of mine in the Lean community and Lean Enterprise Institute circles, Tom Ehrenfeld (@tomehrenfeld). Tom is a writer and editor living in Cambridge, MA. A former writer/editor with Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business Review, he is the author of The Startup Garden: How Growing A Business Grows You. He works as a consulting editor […]

By November 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #267 – Steve Shortell on #Lean Healthcare Research

Podcast #267 – Steve Shortell on #Lean Healthcare Research

Joining me for Episode #267 is Stephen M. Shortell PhD, MPH, MBA. He is Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professorship, HPM and is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. He is the director of the Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR). Today, we are talking about […]

By November 7, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #266 – Karyn Ross on Lean for Service Excellence

Podcast #266 – Karyn Ross on Lean for Service Excellence

My guest for Episode #266 of the podcast is Karyn Ross (@KRCLean4Service on Twitter), co-author of the new book (with Jeff Liker): The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations.

By October 25, 2016 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #265 – Bernita Beikmann on Lean for Hospital Architecture & Design

Podcast #265 – Bernita Beikmann on Lean for Hospital Architecture & Design

Joining me for Episode #265 of the podcast is Bernita Beikmann, AIA, EDAC, LSSBB, a Principal and Director of Lean Strategy at HKS, an international architecture firm. Bernita is originally from Kansas and has a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University and a Certificate in Regional and Community Planning. She moved to Dallas in 1996 and […]

By October 12, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #264 – Tyrone Butler on Lean, Six Sigma, ITIL & More

Podcast #264 – Tyrone Butler on Lean, Six Sigma, ITIL & More

My guest for Episode #264 is a friend from here in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, Tyrone Butler. He is LSS Managing Partner at his company, Butler Active Business Solutions LLC. He has a background in the Air Force, he pre-dated me at Dell Computer in the 1990s, and he’s being doing a lot of work […]

By September 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #263 – Pascal Dennis, “Andy & Me and the Hospital”

Podcast #263 – Pascal Dennis, “Andy & Me and the Hospital”

Joining me for Episode #263 is another returning guest, Pascal Dennis (@AuthorPascal on Twitter). He was previously a guest on Episodes #96 and #239, talking about two of his previous books (see a full list here). Today, we’re talking about his most recent book, a business novel called Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on […]

By September 21, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #262 – Steven J. Spear, “Beyond the Jargon” of Lean and Improvement

Podcast #262 – Steven J. Spear, “Beyond the Jargon” of Lean and Improvement

My guest for Episode #262 is Steven J. Spear (@stevenjspear on Twitter). He is author of the fantastic book The High-Velocity Edge: How Market Leaders Leverage Operational Excellence to Beat the Competition. He’s a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and recently taught a summer course on Lean and Six Sigma for the […]

By September 12, 2016 4 Comments Read More →
Podcast #261 – Jamie Flinchbaugh, Talking About Lean

Podcast #261 – Jamie Flinchbaugh, Talking About Lean

Joining me for Episode #261 is an old friend and trusted mentor, Jamie Flinchbaugh. Among other things, he’s the co-author of the book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. He writes for a number of publications, has his own blog, and was previously a guest blogger here on LeanBlog.org. He’s a speaker, investor (including in KaiNexus), and a great […]

By August 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #260 – Brad White, on Lean Daily Management for Healthcare

Podcast #260 – Brad White, on Lean Daily Management for Healthcare

My guest for Episode #260 of the podcast is Brad White, author of the recently-released book Lean Daily Management for Healthcare: A Strategic Guide to Implementing Lean for Hospital Leaders. He is currently a Senior Process Improvement Advisor at Grady Health System in Atlanta, but I first met Brad a few years back when we were both […]

By August 22, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
Podcast #259 – Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 2

Podcast #259 – Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 2

Today’s episode #259 is Part 2 of a discussion I started with Steve Bera in episode #256. Steve was one of the original 16 “NUMMI Commandos” that General Motors sent to work with Toyota in the 1980s, as discussed in the outstanding book Comeback: The Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry. read more

Podcast #258 – Jim Huntzinger on Deflation, Lean Management & Lean Accounting

Podcast #258 – Jim Huntzinger on Deflation, Lean Management & Lean Accounting

Joining me for Episode #258 is a many times returning guest, Jim Huntzinger, the President and Founder of Lean Frontiers (check out Episodes 8, 15, 33, 196, and 251, his with Russ Scaffede). Jim has written two eBooks, The Roots of Lean: Training Within Industry: The Origin of Japanese Management & Kaizen and Deflation: The Road to Prosperity. We’ll talk about that second […]

Podcast #257 – Tania Lyon, #Lean at St. Clair Hospital & @KaiNexus

Podcast #257 – Tania Lyon, #Lean at St. Clair Hospital & @KaiNexus

My guest for episode #257 is somebody I’ve known for a while in the Lean healthcare community, Tania Lyon. She’s the Director of Organizational Performance Improvement at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. She has a PhD in sociology (like Jeff Liker, author of the Toyota Way book series) and she initially got involved with Lean through PRHI, a […]

Podcast #256 – Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 1

Podcast #256 – Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean, Part 1

I’m really excited to have Steve Bera as my guest for episode #256 of the podcast. I read about him as he was featured prominently in a chapter of the 1994 Pulitzer-Prize winning book (I just finished it during my recent flight back from China) Comeback: The Fall & Rise of the American Automobile Industry. read more

Podcast #255 – Mark DeLuzio, “Turn Waste Into Wealth” With Lean

Podcast #255 – Mark DeLuzio, “Turn Waste Into Wealth” With Lean

This episode is sponsored by StoreSMART. My guest for episode #255 is Mark DeLuzio, author of the recently-released book Turn Waste into Wealth: How to Find Cash in Every Corner of the Company. It’s Mark’s first book, but he’s been well known in the Lean community for a long time. read more

Podcast #254 – Lean in Veterinary Medicine

Podcast #254 – Lean in Veterinary Medicine

Episode #254 is interesting to me for a number of reasons. For one, I have a “guest co-host” joining me for the first time. He’s Chip Ponsford, DVM, a doctor of veterinary medicine and former practice owner who I’ve gotten to know here in Texas over the past few years. Chip has been a great […]

Podcast #253 – Ash Maurya, “Scaling #Lean” and #LeanStartup

Podcast #253 – Ash Maurya, “Scaling #Lean” and #LeanStartup

Joining me for Episode #253 is Ash Maurya, author of the book Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works and his latest, being released this week, called Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth. Ash is an entrepreneur and a big part of the “Lean Startup” community. Visit his website at www.LeanStack.com. read […]

Podcast #252 – Jordan Peck, from MIT to the VA to Maine Health

Podcast #252 – Jordan Peck, from MIT to the VA to Maine Health

This episode is sponsored by StoreSMART. My guest for episode #252 is Jordan Peck, a Senior Director in the Center for Performance Improvement at MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center. Jordan and I first met when he was a graduate student at MIT and was involved with the Lean Advancement Initiative (and I was working basically across the street […]

Podcast #251 – Jim Huntzinger & Russ Scaffede on Lean Leadership

Podcast #251 – Jim Huntzinger & Russ Scaffede on Lean Leadership

Episode #251 is a bit different in that it’s audio shared by the good folks at Lean Frontiers. They recently hosted a webinar where Jim Huntzinger, founder and president of Lean Frontiers asked questions that answered by Russ Scaffede about Lean leadership. See their other webinars here. Russ has a lot of great wisdom and experience […]