Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better.” This podcast serves as an audio preview of the full audiobook that is now available for purchase through Audible. https://amzn.to/3hf6h80
It’s also available via Amazon as a paperback or Kindle book.
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Chapter 19 - Thanks!
Thanks for listening!
Chapter 18 - Summary
Summary written by Cameron Stark, author of Chapter 12
Chapter 16 - Jamie Flinchbaugh
Bio: Jamie Flinchbaugh is a lean advisor, speaker, and author, who has advised over 300 companies on their lean journey, from the board of directors and C-Suite to the front-line. He is a co-author of *[The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean]( http://amzn.to/2bNmujC)*. You can find him online at [JFlinch.com](http://www.jflinch.com).
Chapter 8 - Bob Rush
Bio: Bob Rush currently is a Lean Manufacturing Group Leader for Tesla Motors in Fremont, CA. Bob has over 35 years of op- erations experience and has had over 25 years of Lean practice. His experience is in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and title levels that ranged from shipping clerk to VP of operations. In addition to Tesla, some of the companies he has worked with, and for, include Hewlett Packard, JDS Uniphase, and Idex Corporation. His journey includes ten years of consulting experience, where he had only himself to blame if things didn’t work out.
His Lean journey started with World Class Manufacturing, which led to Lean manufacturing, where he was fortunate enough to learn kaizen events from the Shingijutsu Consulting group. He continues to work with a love of kaizen as a way of life and has led more than 500 kaizen events over the course of his practice of Lean. He has been trained that respect for people is the most critical pillar of Lean and he shows it with all people that he works with.
Bob lives in San Jose, CA with his wife and two of his four sons.
Connect with Bob on LinkedIn71.
Note from Mark Graban: I noticed Bob’s posts on LinkedIn under the banner of “Lean observations from an old guy.” The stories and tone completely reminded me of what we’re doing in this eBook, so I asked him if I could edit the posts and share them here. Thanks, Bob!
Chapter 4 - Michael Lombard
I've known Michael Lombard for maybe ten years and it's been great to see him make the transition from Lean manufacturing to being a healthcare executive... here is his chapter.
To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks.
Bio: Michael Lombard, MBA, PMP, is a seasoned leader in Lean Healthcare, currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Critical Care Specialty Hospital of Southwest Louisiana.
He has a track record of helping hospitals and other care providers radically improve performance through continuous improvement. His specialty is enabling leaders, from the front-lines down to the c-suite, to develop strong Lean Management habits through proven coaching techniques.
Above all, Michael is a lifelong learner, always looking to apply lessons learned at work and home as a father and husband. You can find him on Twitter as [@MikeLombard](https://twitter.com/mikelombard).