There is no water problem

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 10-15-10

…there are many water problems. Water issues around the world from flooding to sanitation is perhaps one of the most under-publicized issues in the world, relative to the impact. Perhaps this is because the issues are very correlated to income and development. Underdeveloped countries face the biggest problems. That’s one

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Get Lean Blogs Bundled on Your iPhone

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 08-24-10

Want to check out some of the latest lean thinking from Mark Graban at, Jon Miller at Gemba Panta Rei, Kevin Meyer and Bill Waddell at Evolving Excellence , John Hunter at Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog , Matthew May at In Pursuit of Elegance , and Ron Pereira

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Management Improvement Carnival #103

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 07-10-10

  Thanks again to John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog for inviting me to host issue #103 of the Management Improvement Carnival. Lean Consumption: A Summary – since Womack and Jones Lean Solutions book, there still hasn’t been much written about lean consumption but Pete Abilla take

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The Fall of the Mighty Toyota

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-17-10

..and other such troubling headlines and comments have been popping up everywhere throughout the news cycle and the blogosphere. The major Toyota recall has stirred up activity every where, from a common leading story on the nightly news, to blog articles of all sorts.

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25 Problems..or how to focus on the right systems

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-08-10

This month I have a featured article in Kevin Meyer’s Superfactory Newsletter. I’ve been a subscriber for many years, and Kevin does a great job. My contribution is titled 25 Problems..or how to focus on the right systems. I hope you’ll give a read, and sign up for the Superfactory

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My Most Successful Failure

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-03-10

First, let me state that I don’t celebrate failure. But I do, as I wrote about last week in Fail, Learn, Lead, celebrate the learning that comes from failure. Blogger Jason Markow started the idea of #FAILweek with the idea that people can share their failures, their lessons from failures,

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Bloggers Friday Follows: Eric Ries

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-22-10

If you’re on Twitter, you know of the tradition of the Friday Follow where you share who you follow so that others might benefit in the same way. I think the same think should apply to blogging. So I occasionally post a Bloggers Friday Follows of interesting bloggers that I

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Favorite Blog Posts

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-31-09

It’s the end of the year, and my first year with a dedicated blog (I’ve been blogging as a guest for LeanBlog since 2005). So as a point of reflection, I thought I would share my favorite blog posts so far. Here’s my top picks: Solve your own darn problems

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Management Carnival Annual Roundup

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-28-09

What are the best blog posts of 2009? I would be willing to say that the best blog posts have probably contributed more than the best book releases. John Hunter of Curious Cat blog has done a wonderful job beginning a practice and a community of people sharing the best

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Some Christmas Blogger Fun

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 12-24-09

Mark Graban of LeanBlog was nice enough (the way an 8 year old boy is nice to his 6 year old brother) to put together this collection of lean bloggers in this Elf dance. Besides Mark and myself, you will also find Kevin Meyer of Evolving Excellence, Pete Abilla of

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