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As Toast Kaizen Turns 20, Bruce Hamilton Shares How This Famous Video Came About

by Bruce Hamilton
August 7, 2018

As Toast Kaizen Turns 20, Bruce Hamilton Shares How This Famous Video Came About

by Bruce Hamilton
August 7, 2018 | Comments (0)

One of the most iconic and well-known Lean resources is known simply as Toast Kaizen, and was created by GBMP President Bruce Hamilton 20 years ago. In this Lean Talk from the recent LEI Transformation Summit, Bruce answers the question of, as he puts it, “where the hell did toast video come from?”

Check out this 10 minute talk to learn how the famed video was produced by Bruce to demonstrate his personal commitment to kaizen when challenged by his sensei to do so. Enjoy the previous versions of the finished product (the director’s cut material, as it were). And hear from Bruce the twofold intent for what has become a lean blockbuster:

To show that all improvement comes from direct observation. “You have to go see to understand.”

And, to understand that continuous improvement and kaizen “are not so much about the work but all the things that get in the way of the work”.

Enjoy!

Bruce Hamilton will be a speaker and host at the North East Lean Conference this October 10 & 11 in Providence, RI. Learn more about the excellent lineup of speakers here: http://www.northeastleanconference.org/

 

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