Lean Flow: Your Product Has Feelings

Flow means to move steadily and continuously in a current or stream. From a lean manufacturing standpoint, we’ve previously discussed that value is defined by the customer and the importance of mapping the entire value stream for your product or service. Your value stream is what you’re trying to make flow. This may seem quite…

Lean Value Streams and My Book

With lean thinking, the value stream can best be understood from the standpoint of the customer. After all, as we previously discussed, it’s the customer that defines value. Thus, it’s the customer that defines the value stream. The value stream is everything the combines together to make the product or service the customer pays money…

Lean Value and My Cup of Coffee

All lean thinking begins with value as the basis. Lean defines value from the customer’s perspective. Whatever you think is worthwhile or important is irrelevant. What matters is what the customer thinks. And, more specifically, what the customer is willing to pay you to do (which is at the essence of value). Beginning with the…

Life is Hard: Choose Your Struggle

Here’s a quick tip for you: Life is hard. Life will never stop being hard. The type of hardships will change, but they will continue to persist from birth until death. No matter the path you choose, life will continue to be hard. Running is hard; heart disease is hard. Quitting smoking is hard; getting…

The 5 Ways Blockchain Technology Will Disrupt Your Business

Blockhain is a revolutionary technology that is poised to transform everything we know about life and work. Blockchain is the most disruptive technology since the internet, and many experts believe it will actually be more disruptive to the internet. Corporations need to start seriously addressing, preparing, and planning for a world where blockhain technology serves…

6 Ways Not Knowing Excel is Costing You

If I had one piece of advice for myself when I was in college it would be this, “Hey, you, guy with the floppy hair! You should go learn Excel now rather than later.” When I was in school, I took a computer science class. In class I was introduced to the basics of how to use…