Episode #7 of the “Lean Whiskey” Podcast: Sharing Samples and Bringing Lean Home

Mark and Jamie

It's two episodes in a row with Jamie Flinchbaugh, as we're both back for Episode #7 of the Lean Whiskey podcast.

This Sunday, I'll be recording Episode #8 with another guest host, my friend Cristal Totterman who does Lean work at a health system in Florida. We'll be attempting to recreate and record what she calls “chummy Lean chat” as we've done in person many times (and sometimes over a drink). So, stay tuned for that. We might even break the format and have something other than whiskey.

But today, Jamie and I share whiskey samples from each other's collections and talk about some recent work projects. They explore whether you should bring Lean home, and apply it “with” (not “to”???) your spouse or family. Is Lean about efficiency when it comes to your home or your marriage? What is the purpose? We also question whether the author was really doing any Lean, or just having fun with spreadsheets. 

We then explore Josh Howell's (newly minted President of the Lean Enterprise Institute) open question to the community about the current state of the lean management movement. To some degree, Mark and I reject the premise of the question, and we explain why, and we also do our best to answer it. We finish this episode sharing our recent favorite non-Lean, non-fiction books. 


Here is the seventh episode if you want to stream it:

Subscribe, Rate, and Review!

Please check out the main LeanWhiskey.com page if you want to subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, or RSS. Please rate and review the podcast too!

Cheers! If you have any feedback or ideas for the podcast, let us know!

Here are some links from the show: 

Please review us and subscribe in your favorite podcast directory or platform.

What do you think? Please scroll down (or click) to post a comment. Or please share the post with your thoughts on LinkedIn – and follow me or connect with me there.

Did you like this post? Make sure you don't miss a post or podcast — Subscribe to get notified about posts via email daily or weekly.

Check out my latest book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation:

Get New Posts Sent To You

Select list(s):
Previous articleAn Example of Quick PDSA Study & Adjust on ESPN’s MNF?
Next articleOperational Excellence Mixtape: September 13, 2019
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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.