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"Toyota Talent" out April 29

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Amazon.com: Toyota Talent: Books: Jeffrey Liker,David Meier

This has been an exciting week for me. Monday, I met David Mann, author of Creating A Lean Culture, in person and had a chance to hear him speak and to speak with him at length. As I've mentioned before, his book is outstanding and has really been having a positive impact on folks in healthcare who are working to move from “Lean project” to “Lean culture.”

Today, I was able to meet and talk with David Meier, another friend of the blog, sometimes poster, and co-author (with Jeff Liker) of The Toyota Way Fieldbook and the upcoming Toyota Talent. I was fortunate to read a preview copy of Toyota Talent and I'm sure it will be a very useful addition to the lean library. I'll try to post a formal review ASAP.

Both Davids were generous with their time and their thoughts, which I appreciate. I'd encourage you to check out their Podcasts (linked to their names above) and their books.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is an anthology 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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