Celebrating Love with a Lean Twist: Creative Ideas for Valentine’s Day
Reposted from 2014… It's Valentine's Day. I'll be on a flight home from Boston later, hoping to see my wife at least a little bit on this day. Anyway, we never go out to dinner on Valentine's Day proper — our attempt to help “level load” the restaurants (and we get plenty of chances to go out otherwise).
Did you know you can create (and buy) customized NECCO “sweethearts” candies that include Lean phrases? I should plan better next year and get some of these made to take with me to conferences (a reminder is going on my calendar).
You can also order custom candies like this through mycustomcandy.com.
Here are a few previous Lean Blog posts that touch on topics of Love or Valentine's:
- Guest Post: Lean is Patient (by Christina Kach)
- Lean is Patient, Lean is Kind
- “Loving Care” for Patients Doesn't Have to Wait for Valentine's Day
- Lean is “Loving Care”?
- “Love” or “Lean,” This Quote Rings True
And there was a series of “Lean Love” posts written by Mike Lopez in 2007:
I'm pretty sure that this Lean Startup-themed book is a joke, but who knows… the website for Lean Love Life is no longer active.
Then, there's Doctor Muda‘s recent tweet where he apparently misunderstands “employee engagement” and the purpose of operating room team members introducing themselves before a procedure:
Oh, and there was this funny Saturday Night Live commercial about the problems that result from thoughtless “just in time” gift buying.
I'm not suggesting any of you “value stream map” your romance or your love life or anything, but these are some thoughts for this special day, at least.What do you think? Please scroll down to post a comment or share the post with your thoughts on LinkedIn. Don't want to miss a post or podcast? Subscribe to get notified about posts via email daily or weekly.