Japan gemba visit – innovation through kaizen

April 29, 2015 11

Two weeks ago I joined a Japan Lean study trip tour led by Makoto Investments and had the opportunity to visit three different Japanese manufacturing organizations. Mirai Industry The first company that I visited was Mirai Industry, […]

The real meaning of KAIZEN

April 7, 2015 6

Change, Good The other week I met Brad Schmidt, the President and Founder of Makoto Investments, a company that specializes in Lean consulting and Japan study trips. Brad grew up in Japan and has a […]

Are you listening?

April 3, 2015 2

How many times have you asked a question, and then realized a few words into the response, that you are listening to your own thoughts rather than what the other person is saying? How does […]

Washoku – “the harmony of food”

March 24, 2015 0

At the same two-day overview about Japan living that I wrote about in a previous post, I learned about the concept of Washoku, or the Japanese culinary mindset of “the harmony of food” from a well-known […]

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