Episode #2 of the “Lean Whiskey” Podcast on GE, Boeing, and More

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Mark and Jamie

Jamie Flinchbaugh and I got a great response to the first episode of our new “Lean Whiskey” podcast. We've had a great time with this and I'm happy that anybody is willing to listen :-)

We've done our second episode, with more to come. I also plan on going some other Lean Whiskeys with a few guest hosts — other Lean friends I've known for a long time (but not as long as Jamie).


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Episode #2 Show Notes

In Episode 2 of Lean Whiskey, Mark Graban and Jamie Flinchbaugh, longtime friends, lean thinkers, and whiskey enthusiasts, join forces to enjoy a casual conversation — mostly about lean and a little bit about whiskey.

We start by thanking the listeners of Episode 1 who shared their response to hearing the program.

We continue by exploring the one true “lean thinking” driven whiskey of Glenns Creek Distillery, by The Toyota Way Fieldbook author David Meier. We also explore lean news covering GE, Danaher, and Boeing, before answering our listener question about production quotas and standards. We end with a final fun question about our favorite lesser-known lean thinkers.

Here are links to what we discussed:

Here is my previous podcast with David about bourbon and continuous improvement:

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

2 Comments
  1. DAVID MEIER says

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for all of your kind words and the review of GCD products! I enjoyed the commentary on the other issues as well. Keep up the good work! Loved the story about the shovels. Every organization has problems. Every organization has challenges with problems that get covered up. That is why the key Toyota philosophy that “No problem shall be hidden” is so important, but it is a constant challenge with human nature. No one likes to screw up, but alas we do. No one likes to look bad for not performing. It took me forever to get comfortable with the idea that I had responsibility for things but not fault. No fault, no blame. I made mistakes so was at “fault” but it was not personal. Very tricky concept.

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Mark Graban says

      Thanks, David. I can’t wait to come visit you again sometime!

      Maybe you can be a guest host on an episode sometime.

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