GA 221 | How to Think Scientifically with Stephen Derksen


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By Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker, and Co-Founder of Gemba Academy. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This week's guest is Stephen Derksen. Ron and Stephen discussed Toyota Kata and learning how to think in a scientific manner. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Stephen's background (2:44) About Barkman Concrete (5:03) Lean in Canada (5:39) Barkman's CI journey (7:41) What CME is and how they've helped (11:16) How they discovered Toyota Kata (12:35) Their first experiment (16:49) The progress they made (19:34) The Dreyfus model (21:13) Where they are today (23:18) How their leadership style has changed (25:40) The connection to the backwards bicycle (31:56) Some of the lessons he's learned (34:48) Advice he would give his younger self (36:44) Who Stephen would shadow (37:58) What Stephen is most proud of (39:09) Stephen's final words of wisdom (40:07) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Stephen on LinkedIn The Backwards Bicycle Barkman Concrete 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? Do you use scientific thinking? How?

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