Lean as your Business Model
Oct 8th,2012

After reading Art Bryrne new book The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company, you will wonder why it took Art so long to write a book. The way I see it there has been a lot of people making money talking about Lean but Art chose a different path. He choose to practice Lean and make his money doing Lean.artbyrne.jpg

We touch upon this in the podcast but after reading the book and talking Art, I can only imagine what he sees when he is part of  the acquisition of a company. I think many of us would be benchmarking a company against the status quo. Art, meanwhile, is viewing it from the perspective of what value would be realized from a Lean implementation.

I make no apologize for this length of this podcast. I was thrilled that Art took the time to answer my questions.

If you would like to understand a little more about the man, Art Byrne. I would recommend taking the time to read this story, Beating the Mountain, about Art and his near fatal encounter on a ski slope in Vermont. He broke his neck, one leg and few ribs. Throw in a concussion and a few neck contusions that caused his throat to swell shut and you have the picture of an unconscious and no longer breathing Art being found on the slope that December day in 1998. I can only imagine his heart continued to beat to the Takt time it had been trained to do.