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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.” I wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over.

I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paper

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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.” I wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over.

I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paper

    Chapter 19 - Thanks!

    Chapter 19 - Thanks!

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    Chapter 18 - Summary

    Chapter 18 - Summary

    Summary written by Cameron Stark, author of Chapter 12

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    Chapter 17 - Lesa Nichols

    Chapter 17 - Lesa Nichols

    Bio: Lesa Nichols has spent over two decades guiding organizations to improved performance by applying the principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Lean.

    As a key leader for Toyota North America, she led teams to analyze and solve the toughest operational problems within Toyota, including the preparation and launch of new vehicles, plants and production methods. After leaving Toyota, Lesa spent four years helping clients of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP) to achieve successful enterprise-level improvements.

    In 2013, Lesa created her firm, Lesa Nichols Consulting (LNC). Currently, she and her team help companies understand how and why to utilize principles of TPS and Lean as a competitive operations management system.

    Lesa lives in Louisville and can be found at [Lesanicholsconsulting.com](http://Lesanicholsconsulting.com) as well as [LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesanichols).

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    Chapter 16 - Jamie Flinchbaugh

    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).

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    Chapter 15 - Mike Leigh

    Chapter 15 - Mike Leigh

    Bio: Mike Leigh is the President and Founder of OpX Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that specializes in helping manufacturers and other organizations pursue Operational Excellence through leadership development and process improvement.

    Mike has spent most of his 30-year career in various operational leadership roles. Prior to starting his own business, he worked as a manufacturing leader and a Lean leader for General Electric, building industrial gas turbines and wind turbines for the energy industry. Before that, Mike served 10 years on active duty in the US Navy, specializing in surface warfare and nuclear propulsion. He eventually retired from the Navy Reserve as a Commander.

    Mike has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and anan M.S. degree from Troy State University in Human Resource Management. He also qualified as a Nuclear Engineer in the US Navy.

    Mike and his family live in Roanoke, VA. You can contact him at mike@opxsolutionsllc.com, or [connect with him on LinkedIn](https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighmichael1).

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    Chapter 14 - Andy Sheppard

    Chapter 14 - Andy Sheppard

    Andy Sheppard helps businesses to transform their manufacturing operations and serves as a technical advisor to Lean specialists. He is the author of “The Incredible Transformation of Gregory Todd: a Novel about Leadership and Managing Change.” (http://amzn.to/23gUgQk)

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