Lean Whiskey #45: Crossover Episode with the Just-in-Time Cafe: Flinchbaugh, Graban, Swan, O’Rourke



In Episode 45 of the Lean Whiskey podcast, Jamie Flinchbaugh and Mark Graban join the Just-in-Time Cafe team of Elisabeth Swan and Tracy O'Rourke as a special nod to their 100th Episode, while also having a chance to toast Mark's accomplishment of 250 episodes of My Favorite Mistake podcast and 500 episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast. This episode blended the two formats a bit, but you can be sure whiskey was one of those elements that we retained. 

We each selected a cocktail to make. Jamie made his original recipe, the Black Forest Kiss. Since you can't Google it, the recipe is 2 oz bourbon, ½ oz sweet vermouth, 1 oz Cherry Herring, 5 dashes chocolate bitters, and garnished with cherries.

Mark made a Perfect Manhattan with walnut bitters. Elisabeth made a Remember the Maine. Tracy was stuck with wine, but you'll have to listen for the story as to why that was. The group with their drinks:

We also checked in about the various books we've written, including Mark's The Mistakes That Make Us, Jamie's People Solve Problems, Elisabeth's Picture Yourself a Leader, and the forthcoming 2nd edition from Tracy and Elisabeth of the Problem Solver's Toolkit

We shared our Hot Apps personal choices, which included Trello, Kainexus, Asana, and the combination of Evernote and Scannable. In the episode you'll hear how we utilize these apps. We then turned our attention to podcasting, sharing our origin stories, what we love about it, and some mistakes that we've learned from through the process. 

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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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