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The Gold Mine (Q & A) - “Lean is a practice, not a theory” - An Interview with Freddy Ballé and Michael Ballé

Ballé, Freddy and Michael Ballé
3/1/2005

“Lean is a practice, not a theory”
An Interview with Freddy and Michael Ballé, authors of The Gold Mine

Q. How does The Gold Mine fit in with existing literature that teaches lean thinking or change management?
A. The truth is that part of what makes lean difficult is the linkage between change management and the lean tools. Most books that tackle both lean thinking and change management tend to approach these subjects separately. First they'll describe the lean tools, and then they'll go into change management theory. With The Gold Mine, we've tried to deal with these two themes concurrently, progressing on both fronts at the same time.

Read the entire Q & A for The Gold Mine.

The Gold Mine
Freddy Ballé and Michael Ballé