Reflections From Lean Leaders


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Reflections From Lean Leaders

Transcripts from Podcast Interviews with Authors and Thought Leaders

About the Book

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Interviews include leading voices such as Jim Womack, John Shook, Eric Ries, Steve Spear, and more (see the table of contents below).

Each chapter contains a link to the original podcast page and a direct link to the MP3 file. Some devices may allow you to read and listen at the same time.

If you’re an early buyer, you’ll get updates to the book as I:

  • Edit the content a bit
  • Add new transcripts (over time)
  • Add commentary and reflections to the start of each transcript chapter

You can listen to the audio of each episode and learn more about subscribing at or my blog at

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Mark Graban

About the Author

Mark Graban
Mark Graban

Mark Graban is an internationally recognized consultant, author, professional speaker, and blogger. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. For his full bio, visit

Mark's newest book (2023) is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation.

He is the author of the book Lean Hospitals, which was the first healthcare book selected as a recipient of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. Mark has also co-authored Healthcare Kaizen and was the editor of the anthology Practicing Lean, published through LeanPub. He published Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More in 2018, originally on LeanPub.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Podcast #1: Norman Bodek on Kaizen and Continuous Improvement
  • Podcast #3: Jeffrey Liker
  • Podcast #5: Jamie Flinchbaugh on Lean and Waste
  • Podcast #9: David Mann, Creating a Lean Culture
  • Podcast #19: Jim Womack, The Machine That Changed the World, Revisited
  • Podcast #31: David Meier, Toyota Talent
  • Podcast #56: John Shook, Managing to Learn
  • Podcast #58: Steven J. Spear, The High-Velocity Edge
  • Podcast #96: Pascal Dennis, The Remedy
  • Podcast #110: Dr. Jack Billi, Lean and Medicine
  • Podcast #115: Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
  • Podcast #124: Paul O’Neill on Patient Safety
  • Podcast #126: Bob Lutz, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters
  • Podcast #142: Eric Ries on Taiichi Ohno & The Lean Startup
  • Podcast #153: Robert Maurer, PhD, Everyday Kaizen
  • Podcast #197: Kim Barnas, “Beyond Heroes” at ThedaCare
  • Podcast #216: Dan Jones on Lean Outside of Manufacturing
  • Podcast #217: Alan Robinson, The Idea-Driven Organization
  • Podcast #225: John Toussaint, MD, Management on the Mend
  • Podcast #226: Steve Hoeft and Dr. Bob Pryor, The Power of Ideas to Transform Healthcare
  • Podcast #231: Dr. Eric Dickson, Starting with Lean at UMass Memorial
  • Podcasts #256 and 259: Steve Bera, Reflections on NUMMI and #Lean
  • Podcast #286: Dean Gruner, MD on ThedaCare’s Lean Journey
  • Podcast #290: Eric Ries: From Lean to The Lean Startup to The Startup Way
  • About the Author
  • Thanks

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