GA 220 | How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Lean Success with Mohamed Aref


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This week's guest is Mohamed Aref. Mohamed shared his lean journey with us, including his take on what makes a lean initiative stick, and what lean is like in Egypt. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Mohamed's background (2:18) His introduction to lean (4:10) How his company began using lean (5:44) The skepticism he encountered (6:52) The first thing Mohamed did with lean (7:38) The reduced lead time (11:34) Cultural challenges they faced (12:25) How attitudes changed over time (13:58) What lean is like at the company now (15:05) Lean in Egypt (18:11) The main success factors (19:13) What "Respect for People" means to Mohamed (22:08) The advice Mohamed would give his younger self (23:11) Some of the best advice Mohamed has received (24:27) How Mohamed practices lean outside of work (26:48) Mohamed's book recommendations (27:40) Mohamed's final words of wisdom (29:31) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Mohamed on LinkedIn The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Hard Thing About Hard Things The Lean Startup Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes! Click to Subscribe in iTunes If you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app. You can download it here. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Gemba Academy podcast on iTunes. You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly. What Do You Think? What else can help make sure that lean efforts last?

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