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In this series, started in 2006, Mark Graban interviews leaders, practitioners, innovators, and legends in the "Lean community." Topics include Lean in manufacturing, healthcare, startups, and other settings. Special emphasis is given to leadership and management system concepts, including the Toyota Production System and related methods. But, we don't talk about "Lean Six Sigma" much around here, if that's of interest to you... if you agree that Lean is more than "just a bunch of tools in t ...
 
Living the life of an Orthodox Jew in the 21st Century often necessitates a very significant income. Unfortunately, many are struggling to keep up. The Problem Is Bigger Than We Realize The cost of life for an Orthodox family with children can range from $150,000 to $350,000 or more, depending on city and schools of choice, lifestyle choices and number of children. The median income in America is $68,000 per family. This means that a family would potentially need to be in the top 5% of all i ...
 
Lean Portland is a volunteer group based in Portland, Oregon that offers Lean and Six Sigma consulting to nonprofit organizations. We also host learning events, free workshops, interviews, happy hours and volunteer opportunities and mentoring for other practitioners.
 
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Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/428 My guests for Episode #428 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast are Nick Katko and Mike De Luca. Nick is president and owner of the firm BMA and Mike is a Lean coach, serving as principal and owner of Torre Consulting. Nick and Mike have a new book out called Practical Lean Accounting. And I'm thrilled that t…
 
Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/427 My guest for Episode #427 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is a returning guest, Karyn Ross. She was previously a guest in Episodes 266 and 411. She was also my guest for Episode #3 of My Favorite Mistake. Karyn has a new book called The Kind Leader: A Practical Guide to Eliminating Fear, Creating Trust, …
 
You know a guest is legit when he has his own Wikipedia page. Introducing Noam Wasserman, Dean of Yeshiva University’s business school and a genius when it comes to starting a business. As an author, Dean Wasserman has studied and written about the challenges faced by founders of startup companies, so if you’re looking to start or run a business, t…
 
CEO of Growing Champions, LLC Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/426 My guest for Episode #426 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is John Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Growing Champions, LLC, an Executive Coach, Mentor, and Consultant. John was with Simpler Consulting for over a decade after being an operations manager and a division president f…
 
The world of personal finance was a topic of discussion at many Shabbos tables over the past few months and we’re here to continue that discussion. In Episode 10, Zevy Wolman and Eli Langer review Kosher Money’s Season 1 and share fan questions, feedback and revealed what’s to come in Season 2. Download Living Smarter Jewish's FREE budgeting sheet …
 
Show notes, links, and video: https://www.markgraban.com/425 My guest for Episode #425 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Katie Anderson, who is joining us for the seventh time as a guest. Katie is, of course, the author of the book Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Lessons from Toyota Leader Isao Yoshino on a Lifetime of Continuous Learning.…
 
Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/424 My guest for Episode #424 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Balaji Reddie, the founder of The Deming Forum of India. An engineer by trade, Balaji was exposed to W. Edwards Deming's ideas through his father, then became highly interested in the Deming Philosophy after a chance introduction to the founder…
 
My guest for Episode #423 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Laura Kriska, a Cross-Cultural Consultant and the author of the book The Business of We: The Proven Three-Step Process for Closing the Gap Between Us and Them in Your Workplace. Notes: https://www.leanblog.org/423 She was previously my guest on Episode 61 of the “My Favorite Mistake” …
 
Author of Disruption Proof and The Lean Entrepreneur My guest for Episode #422 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Brant Cooper, appearing for the third time and the first time solo. Brant previously appeared, alongside Patrick Vlaskovits, in Episodes 99 and 162. Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/422 Brant is the author of the upcoming book, …
 
Case Study with Stephanie Hill: Prysm Piercing Shop As a member and volunteer for the Association of Professional Piercers (APP) and having a partner who owns a body piercing studio, Stephanie Hill had the rare opportunity to share a Lean case study with a room of 200 international body piercers at an annual APP conference. Modified for the Lean Po…
 
Who said managing personal finances can’t be fun and rewarding? Meet Stacey Zrihen, a financial planner with extensive experience helping couples and individuals create their personal financial roadmap. As a member of the Achiezer team, Stacey knows the importance and various components of proper financial planning. In this episode we continued the…
 
We've been on hiatus over the summer here, so I've taken a look back at some of the older episodes from the podcast archives, while being on a bit of a hiatus from recording new episodes. New episodes will be coming again in September Today we're looking back at the episode that I did with John Shook. It was Episode #56, released in January 2009. I…
 
97% of Orthodox Jews consider tuition to be the number one challenge of living as an Orthodox Jew, according to a Nishmas study. In a first of many upcoming Tuition episodes, Kosher Money was privileged to pick the brain of Rabbi Heshy Glass, the founding national chairman of the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools, and is a longtime educator with ove…
 
I don't always share new episodes of the "My Favorite Mistake" podcast with you here, but when I do... it's a Lean practitioner. Today, that guest is David Meier, a former Toyota team member and leader, author of two https://amzn.to/3xPHcre with Jeffrey Liker, and a TPS/Lean consultant. Oh, and he has a great distillery in Kentucky now called Glenn…
 
A couple making over $500,000 by simply talking to people about their insurance needs? That’s real. Ned Schoenfeld, a business consultant, visited Kosher Money to shed light on high-paying jobs and how to find them. He also advised which jobs to stay away from, interesting jobs that Orthodox Jews have made a career out of, and why writing well is a…
 
Author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Lean We've been on hiatus over the summer here, so I've taken a look back at some of the older episodes from the podcast archives, while being on a bit of a hiatus from recording new episodes. Today we're looking back at my first episodes with my good friend, Jamie Flinchbaugh. Show notes: https://www.leanblog.or…
 
A whole episode on life insurance? YES! For those who know how important life insurance is, well done! For those who don't know, pull up a chair and give a listen to Brokers Central's Yoel Bodek, who is a secret solution to insurance agents everywhere and has in-depth knowledge on the ever-growing life insurance space. Have a question about life in…
 
Links and show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/421 We've been on hiatus over the summer here, but I did a live streaming video the other day with my friend Ryan McCormack, who regular readers of this blog will recognize as the creator of the bi-weekly "Operational Excellence Mixtape" emails that he allows me to publish here on the Lean Blog. He was…
 
Managing money well is a problem for many people. What many don’t realize is that financial stress can take a major toll on your mental health, too. That’s why Kosher Money brought in Rabbi Binyamin Babad of ReliefHelp.org to discuss how closely linked together these two topics are and how there is help out there for those who need it. Episode Spon…
 
During our summer hiatus from releasing new podcast episodes, we're looking back at previous episodes of the podcast. Today, sadly, we're taking a look back at guests from the past 15 years who have since passed away. May their wisdom and legacy live on through these episodes, as we think about them today. Links to the episodes and more can be foun…
 
Do you get that sinking feeling when opening up the credit card bill? You’re not alone. Budgeting is scary. That’s why Simi Mandelbaum, the only Orthodox Jewish certified financial therapist in the US, joined Kosher Money to share a better way to look at budgeting, plus tips and tricks on how to manage your money. To see more podcasts brought to yo…
 
The question on so many people’s minds is: How much hishtadlus (effort) does one have to put into his work vs. having emunah (trust) that Hashem will provide? Kosher Money sat down with Rabbi Moshe Hauer, EVP at the OU, to tackle all sorts of hashkafah questions as it relates to your career, women in the workplace, tuition, Maaser (tithing), and so…
 
Author, speaker, coach, publisher, and more Show notes and links: https://www.leanblog.org/420 My guest for Episode #420 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Katie Anderson, appearing for the sixth time and the first time as a live-streaming guest! Katie is a leadership & learning coach, consultant, speaker, author | Japan Study Trip Leader. She'…
 
Want to build wealth? Want to be successful? What you shouldn’t do is just as important as what you should do, according to JP Morgan Wealth Management’s Naftali Horowitz, who advises multi-millionaires on how to invest and grow their wealth. Buckle up for a fascinating episode. Sponsor: LivingSmarterJewish.org, your hub for financial management re…
 
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