Michael Ballé, Lead With Respect, His New Lean Management Novel

Michael Ballé, Lead With Respect, His New Lean Management Novel

Today's guest is Michael Ballé, an author of many novels about Lean managementpublished by the Lean Enterprise Institute. He joins us for this episode from Paris (he shares many photos of “Paris moments” via his Twitter account @Michael_Balle).

Michael and his father, Freddy, have collaborated on these books and have learned about as directly from Toyota as anybody (Freddy was CEO of the French automotive supplier Sommer-Allibert and was coached by Toyota there).

The three novels are:

See all of his books via Amazon

As we joke about in the podcast, I'm not a fiction reader, in general, so I don't care for business novels. But, many people do!

I read Michael's non-fiction essays and articles, including:

Michael is a first-time podcast guest (which we were both shocked to discover), but I did host a four-part written Q&A with him back in 2009.

For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/214.

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