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GA 274 | Retiring from a Lean Career with George Saiz
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This week’s guest is George Saiz. George walked Ron through his career and the observations he’s made over the years, including during his time as President of AME. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The sports quote that inspires George (3:37) How George’s career […]

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Six-month Reflection Questions
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A colleague recently suggested reflecting back seven years on what we learned and what we would do differently today based on that. Seven years is so long ago. It almost makes me dizzy to consider. The big issues and questions from back then seem minor or to have obvious answers in hindsight. In that period, […]

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GA 273 | Lean as a Management System with Skip Steward
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This week’s guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip continued their conversation from Episode 269, diving deeper into scientific thinking, Toyota Kata, management systems, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that inspires Skip (3:16) What the word “meta” means (8:57) […]

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Standard Work for Solving Crossword Puzzles
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Lately I have been having fun solving daily crossword puzzles with my family. By reflecting on both mistakes and successful approaches, I have arrived at a strategy, even something like standard work, for solving crossword puzzles. Step 1: Plan Pinpoint the problem. As with any type of problem-solving, clearly understanding the nature of the problem […]

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