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Metrics: It’s about more than measurements [from the archives]

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 03-23-21

We often hear “we cannot manage what we cannot measure”.  I think the better way to say it and approach improvement is that you cannot manage or improve what you cannot evaluate. As you are looking to improve something you need to ask how you are going to understand what

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Lean Whiskey Episode 25

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-26-21

Episode25: Peaty Scotch, Working from Home, and Misunderstood Lean phrases In Episode 25, Jamie and Mark welcome a guest to our show, Jim Benson.  Jim has been a long-time collaborator of Mark’s and certainly enjoys a dram or two of whiskey. We begin by getting the backstory on Jim’s Twitter

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Discard Angst and Worry (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on

Episode 8 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Daily measurements (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-19-21

Episode 7 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Inbox = 0 (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-12-21

Episode 6 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Is the Business Model Canvas a Template, Method, or Mindset?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-09-21

The business model canvas, and its sister format the lean canvas, has become cemented in the lexica of entrepreneurship, strategy, and innovation. While its form is familiar to many, its use is quite varied. The relative experience and skill with which it is wielded is a significant factor, but just

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Lean Whiskey Episode 24

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-05-21

Episode 24: “Homemade whiskey cream and vaccination (not to be mixed up)” In Episode 24, Mark and Jamie return to a familiar format, just the two of them chatting over some whiskey. In this episode, they decide to make homemade whiskey cream (more popularly known as Irish cream or just

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Personal Kanban (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on

Episode 5 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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Did You Decide or Determine Your Solution?

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 02-02-21

There are many ways that lean thinkers look to signal that true problem solving has been pursued. These are a sort of litmus test for genuine versus fake lean efforts. Some of these are about artifacts, such as “show me your A3”, and some of these are about language, such

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Working with goals – (Jamie’s Short Course on a Purposeful and Productive Life)

by Jamie Flinchbaugh on 01-29-21

Episode 4 in the Series – As many people start their new year, they seek ways to lead a more purposeful and productive life. There are many big solutions out there – coaches, books, courses, and more. But through my own coaching, I find there are many nuggets, each of

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