Lean Blog Interviews — 233: Katie Anderson, A Lean Thinker Living in Japan

Today’s guest is Katie Anderson, and we’re talking about her experiences living in Tokyo for 18 months and what she’s learning about Lean culture, Japanese culture, and how those aren’t always one and the same. I first met Katie through the Healthcare Value Network and our participation in that collaborative. She’s an experienced Lean healthcare practitioner, coach, consultant, having worked for Stanford Children’s Hospital and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation before starting her own consulting practice. Katie has been generously sharing her experiences in Japan and her reflections on her blog, which I highly recommend. You can also find her on Twitter and LinkedIn. For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/233. Podcasts are sponsored by KaiNexus and their software that helps spread continuous improvement — Learn more at http://www.KaiNexus.com