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Author: Brian Kerr

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Brief notes on practicing continuous improvement in a world that's just one damn thing after another. Transcripts available at http://improvesomething.today/podcast-transcripts/
20 Episodes
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Stories and what they do for us whether we like it or not. Discussed: No Thanks, a poem by Nven Mrgan; Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity by Richard Rorty; War Talk by Arundhati Roy.
0019: Begin again

0019: Begin again

2019-09-2100:03:12

What to do when you're clinging to piano tops and concepts.Stephen Mitchell's version of Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching.
0018: Respect for people

0018: Respect for people

2019-04-1800:04:17

Why respect for people is an important part of lean, and four starting points for determining how to do something with this idea.Slightly more detailed notes on the four starting points.More about motivation-hygiene theory.
0017: Throughput

0017: Throughput

2019-01-1200:04:17

Welcome back! Throughput, goodput, and making the most of it.
0016: Housekeeping

0016: Housekeeping

2018-08-1700:01:31

You gotta take care of yourself, so I'm taking a week to do just that. Also, 2 easy ways you can support this podcast after it returns from a 1 week break.
0015: Countermeasures

0015: Countermeasures

2018-08-1600:03:31

Looking for countermeasures instead of solutions.
Revisiting the wastes of lean, and two particular types of waste.
It's about getting good at small, reversible improvements. Over time folks will learn they no longer need to be scared of change, or even of failure.
Learning and training when things are complicated.
Get the book: https://www.amazon.com/Measures-Success-React-Better-Improve-ebook/dp/B07DV8ZC4P/A free sample chapter is also available at LeanPub: https://leanpub.com/measuresofsuccess
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