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 81533196, 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 book and topic in the podcast today.

We're also going to talk about Lean Accounting and Lean Management, the related topics at the upcoming Summits in San Antonio later this month. I hope you can join us, as I'll be giving a talk on “Practicing Lean” to kick off the event and I'll be around that whole day. Lean Frontiers produces many great events and I hope you can check one out some time.

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For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/258.


Topics & links for this episode:

  • Jim's book Deflation: The Road to Prosperity
  • You've written about the “Deflationary economy” and the Lean business model
    • First off, what do you mean by a “deflationary economy”?
  • What's the current state of Lean Accounting
    • First off, what is “Lean Accounting?”
    • Is this relevant to healthcare?
  • What is the critical linkage between lean accounting and lean management?
  • Tell the listeners about the Lean Accounting Summit that's coming up…
  • What's your take on “Fake Lean” or “L.A.M.E.” and why it exists out there… why are there “Lean failures” out there?
  • General advice for those who are starting with Lean?

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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