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All I Really Need to Know about Lean I Learned at Waffle House [guest post]
Ok, so the title is a little overreaching, but so was, “All I really need to know about life I learned in kindergarten,” and that didn’t stop that email from being forwarded a few million times.
My learning experience began at about 4 a.m., while sitting at a Waffle House counter with my buddy. He was dozing in his seat.
Tiered Meeting = Team Stand-up A3
Simplistic Ain’t Lean
Leonardo da Vinci’s quote, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” could easily serve as a lean tagline.
Surely, lean tools, like standard work, visual controls, and mistake proofing devices, are only truly effective if they are easily explained, understood, deployed, maintained, and adjusted. Heck, lean principles are simple too, just hard to implement.
Tattoos, Lean, and Regrets
A friend and colleague provided me with this tattoo parlor photo. He was passing by and just couldn't resist the irony of it all.
The lack of permanence around the sign construction makes the whole thing even more entertaining.
Reading Backwards - Proofreading Causal Relationships
ROWE v. Lean – My Two Cents
Recently, fellow-blogger David Ka
My Experimentation with Personal Kanban
Several weeks ago, I reviewed Dan Markovitz's excellent new book, A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance. I also took Dan's work as a call to personal action.