Lean Blog Interviews — Eric Ries on Taiichi Ohno’s Influence

Episode #142 brings us a returning guest, Eric Ries, author of the best-selling book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. In the book, Eric cites the work of Ohno, including the “5 Whys” problem solving approach. In this podcast, Eric shares his story about finding Ohno’s work (including the Lean classic Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production) and how it has influenced his work with startups. To point others to this, use the simple URL: www.leanblog.org/142 Eric was previously a guest on episode 115: www.leanblog.org/115 You can find links to posts related to this podcast there, as well. Please leave a comment and join the discussion about the podcast episode. For earlier episodes of the Lean Blog Podcast, visit the main Podcast page at www.leanpodcast.org, which includes information on how to subscribe via RSS or via Apple iTunes. You can also listen to streaming episodes of the podcast via Stitcher: http://landing.stitcher.com/?vurl=leanblog If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at leanpodcast@gmail.com or you can call and leave a voicemail by calling the “Lean Line” at (817) 776-LEAN (817-776-5326) or contact me via Skype id “mgraban”. Please give your location and your first name. Any comments (email or voicemail) might be used in follow ups to the podcast.