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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.

Podcast #199 – Jeff Gothelf, #LeanUX

Podcast #199 – Jeff Gothelf, #LeanUX

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Joining me for episode #199 is Jeff Gothelf (@jboogie), talking about “Lean UX” or “Lean User Experience,” a key method for software development, usually used in conjunction with design thinking, agile development, and Lean Startup business practices. Jeff is author of the book Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience and he is Managing Director at Neo, the global product innovation company.

Podcast #191: Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), #Lean in IT

Podcast #191: Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), #Lean in IT

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orzenJoining me for podcast #191 is my friend and fellow LEI faculty member Mike Orzen (@MikeOrzen), co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation. I recently crossed paths with Mike in Columbus, Ohio because we’re both mentoring students in the Ohio State University MBOE program. We have a lot in common, it seems!

Mike is also collaborating with the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value for a new workshop: “Leveraging Information, People & Systems in Healthcare,” to be held in Phoenix January 28 and 29.

In this episode, we talk about topics including an overview of “Lean IT,” how Lean is different compared to manufacturing and other service settings, how healthcare organizations can benefit from Lean IT, and the potential for kaizen and continuous improvement in IT.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/191.

Mike and I wrote an article in 2011 on using Lean to meet the

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Podcast #183 – Scott Sambucci, Lean Startup Ideas for Sales

Podcast #183 – Scott Sambucci, Lean Startup Ideas for Sales

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sambucciMy guest for episode #183 is Scott Sambucci, who I met at the 2012 Lean Startup Conference. Scott is author of an excellent book, Startup Selling: How to sell if you really, really have to and don’t know how. Scott is also founder of  SalesQualia, a firm that helps people improve sales performance. His latest project is the Sales Model Canvas, an online tool.

Scott and I talk about getting better at sales (something I’ve honestly struggled with, as an engineer, during my time with KaiNexus). Scott talks about how “sales is a process,” what some of the biggest mistakes people can make with sales, what some common “vanity metrics” are (to be avoided), and how to look out for “vampires and gatekeepers” as you sell.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/183.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, w

Podcast #162 –  @pv and @BrantCooper, “The #Lean Entrepreneur”

Podcast #162 – @pv and @BrantCooper, “The #Lean Entrepreneur”

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My guests for episode #162 are Patrick Vlaskovits  (@pv)  and  Brant Cooper  (@brantcooper), previously guests on episode #99. I recently ran into them at the Lean Startup Conference and today we are speaking about their newest book (coming in February) The Lean Entrepreneur: How to Create Products, Innovate with New Ventures, and Disrupt Markets. You can learn more and pre-order via their website:

www.LeanEntrepreneur.co

If you pre-order, you have the chance to win some cool stuff or unique experiences.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What is Lean Entrepreneurship?
  • How does Lean create disruptive innovations?
  • Why is it better to fail fast and learn your idea isn’t viable soone
By January 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast #161 – Steve Bell, Lean in IT, “Run Grow Transform”

Podcast #161 – Steve Bell, Lean in IT, “Run Grow Transform”

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bellSteve Bell, author (most recently) of the book Run Grow Transform: Integrating Business and Lean IT  is my guest for episode #161 of my Podcast series. Steve is a fellow faculty member for the Lean Enterprise Institute and he is also a founder of Lean4NGO.org,  working with non-profits in the developing world. He is also  founder of Lean IT Strategies, LLC, coaching IT professionals as they partner with their business colleagues to meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities in the rapidly changing, technology-enabled business landscape.

In this episode, Steve talks about:

  • Why “Lean Thinking” is important in IT
  • What is “Lean IT,” including some success stories
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Podcast #155 – Jim Benson (@ourfounder), “Personal Kanban”

Podcast #155 – Jim Benson (@ourfounder), “Personal Kanban”

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Joining me for episode #155 is Jim Benson, author of the book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life. Jim is the founder of a company with a great name, Modus Cooperandi. He is, most notably, the creator of the “personal kanban” approach for managing work. It’s not kanban as in material management, but rather a way of visualizing work and setting WIP limits (much as kanban might be used to trigger or limit production in a factory) — but for knowledge workers and anybody! Learn more about this approach on his “Personal Kanban 101” site.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/155/.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which i

Podcast #147 – LeanPub.com (Part 2), Peter Armstrong & Scott Patten

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Episode #147 is a part two of a conversation with  Scott Patten and  Peter Armstrong from  LeanPub.com  (listen to part one in episode #140). They want to be THE website for publishing “in-progress books”. In this episode, we are talking  about how they are applying the concepts of the Lean Startup methodology to their service and their business. We’ll talk about some of my own experiences as an early adopter and later as an actual user — what have they learned along the way and how do they use lean methods to be innovative?

Conflict of interest disclosure:  I have published two blog compilations via their service, a Best of Lean Blog 2011 book and a Best of 2012 book that is being published incrementally throughout the year. I’m a huge raving fan of their service…

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/147.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which

Podcast #142 – @EricRies on Taiichi Ohno’s Influence on #LeanStartup

Podcast #142 – @EricRies on Taiichi Ohno’s Influence on #LeanStartup

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Episode #142 brings us a returning guest (#115), Eric Ries, author of the best-selling book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. In the book, Eric cites the work of Ohno, including the “5 Whys” problem solving approach. In this podcast, Eric shares his story about finding Ohno’s work (including the Lean classic Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production) and how it has influenced his work with startups.

You can also now buy an eBook that contains some of my favorite podcast transcripts (including this one), via LeanPub.com:

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/142.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which

Podcast #140 – LeanPub.com (Part 1), Peter Armstrong & Scott Patten

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Episode #140 is a discussion with Scott Patten and Peter Armstrong from LeanPub.com  – they want to be THE website for publishing “in-progress books”. We’ll be talking about lean publishing and how that’s different than self publishing and about how leanpub.com works. In the upcoming part 2 of the podcast, we’ll talk more about how they are applying the concepts of the Lean Startup methodology to their service and their business.

Conflict of interest disclosure:  I have published a number of books through Leanpub. I’m a huge raving fan of their service and the way Scott and Peter have worked with me as I learned and used Leanpub.com.  

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/140.

For earlier episodes, visit the main Podcast page, which

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Podcast #115 – Eric Ries (@ericries), The #LeanStartup

Podcast #115 – Eric Ries (@ericries), The #LeanStartup

ries-grabanEpisode #115 is a discussion with Eric Ries (@ericries), entrepreneur and author of the upcoming book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses.

You can also read a transcript of the podcast. This podcast is now part of the “Lean Blog Archive” podcast series on iTunes.

Today, we talk about how got introduced to Lean, core materials like books by Womack and Jones and Jeff Liker, and how he has put a lot of thought into how to take proven Lean principles – such as reduced batch sizes, 5 whys analysis, and faster time to market – and applied them to startups.

We both agree there are a lot of applications of these Lean Startup principles even if you are working on new products in larger, older, manufacturing settings – so I hope you’ll take 20 minutes to listen regardless of your background, as Eric’s work has pushed my attempts at Lean thinking in new directions.


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Podcast #99 – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development

Podcast #99 – The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development

For episode #99 of the podcast, I’m talking with the authors of the book The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development: A cheat sheet to The Four Steps to the Epiphany. My guests are Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits. Both are experienced entrepreneurs from California. We had a great discussion and I’m happy to bring a topic that will stretch the minds of Lean thinkers in many industries… so be sure to listen in even if you’re not an entrepreneur…

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In this podcast, we discuss their book and the “Custo

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