Kaizen for Small Business Startup

How to Gain and Maintain a Competitive Edge by Applying the Kaizen Mindset to Your Startup Business and Management - Improve Performance, Communication & Productivity
Narrated by: Sam Slydell
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The complete guide collection to learning Lean Startup, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Analytics, Lean Enterprise, Kanban, Kaizen, Scrum, and Agile Project Management!

Do you want to incorporate the concept of teamwork and ensure every employee feels like a valuable part of your organization? Do you want to increase your overall productivity, profits, and employee satisfaction score? Do you want to minimize errors and constantly seek newer, fresher, and more improved ways of approaching processes and systems?

If yes, then pay attention.

A business is no different from a machine. It has to be well-oiled and programmed to perform the desired task if you don’t want it to end as a disaster.

Kaizen is a Japanese philosophy that is responsible for driving the success of several organizations not just in Japan, but across the world. It explores simple, actionable, yet highly effective ideas that have the power to transform the destiny of your start-up.

Here are some takeaways from the audiobook:

  • Kaizen and teamwork 
  • The dos and don’ts of applying Kaizen in a start-up
  • Tips for developing a Kaizen mind-set
  • The five Ss of Kaizen and how they can completely reinvent the way you do things
  • A step-by-step Kaizen implementation guide for start-ups
  • Idea-sharing and Kaizen boards
  • And much more!

If you want to use the Japanese philosophy that is powering the results of several organizations all over the world, click on the “Buy Now” button to get your copy today!

©2018 Jeffrey Ries (P)2018 Jeffrey Ries

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Fantastic

This is a great book. It isn't joking about being "simplified." Chapters are short enough to grasp the concept and each chapter is very easy to follow. I have learned a lot about Lean from listen it.

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So great and filled with useful info

Great listen, great take away. Time to mind sculpture. Recommend to any one struggling to to make improvements or who innovate too much.

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So glad I purchased

This book was far too high level for what I was looking for. if you are looking for tools and techniques for implementing kaizen in the workplace this is not the book you want

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Love this one

Excellent book. Establishes a base line for developing a start-up using the combination of analytics, lean principles and Steve Blanks original work. Ash shows a real passion for his subject and a worthwhile listen for anyone in from new to small to medium enterprise.

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Fantastic

I must listen to it over and over. learned a lot about the things needed to succeed in Best Practices to Become a Good. I wish I had found this book sooner.

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Great Information

This is excellent information that you need to listen to over and over. Would buy again if read by someone else. Best narration I've ever heard!!!

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Well written

Well written and easy to understand. I have happy after listen this guide. I highly recommended for anyone. thanks

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Excellent

This Excellent, Concise, Audio Book explains concepts concisely, and gives examples to understand for rapidly implementation of Kaizen to begin correcting problems and improving processes.

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Great book

Great listen, great take away. Recommend to any one struggling to to make improvements or who innovate too much.

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Well written

Give some interesting example of companies that made this change. It’s a good complement to the book and the listen books.

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  • Jade Lei Joseph
  • 04-09-20

very informative

Great tips were shared that could not only be implemented in your business but in your everyday life

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  • Rhys Burton
  • 07-24-19

This is an awesome audiobook

Nice book to start learning the Small Business startup. The author has clearly explained everything with step by step detail understanding to go through the Small Business Startup method which teaches us how to drive a startup-how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere-and grow a business with maximum acceleration. I appreciate reading the book.

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  • Aaliyah Stewart
  • 07-24-19

A good starting point.

This book really illustrates the whole development process of your business. It could have been shorter though, and some times the example, especially the numbers attached to it could be misleading.

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  • Molly Iqbal
  • 07-24-19

Insightful

The content is excellent. I'll listen to it many times. The cheesy 'visit your website ad at the end is very off putting.

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  • Emily Blake
  • 07-24-19

It was worth listening.

It was worth listening. It does not go deeply into the statistics, but that is okay for an intro book.

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  • Ryan Griffin
  • 07-24-19

This audio book is really awesome!

The author clearly knows his stuff, and he's onto something here. He's a successful startup artist, but he's no writer. Still, if you pause to re-listen many sections, the book will make sense in the end.

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  • Laura Bailey
  • 07-24-19

Great guide for beginners

Great guide for beginners, has lots a info, and well researched material to help you reach your goals.

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  • Nicholas Fowler
  • 07-24-19

Clear and informative

The Small Business Startup transformed the way I run my business. However, it also opened up a lot of questions for me.

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  • Samuel Patel
  • 07-24-19

I really enjoyed this book

I really enjoyed this book & listened 2x. It offers a unique & interesting approach. I highly recommend it and have bought copies for my friends to listen.

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  • George Connor
  • 07-24-19

I highly recommend this audio book

While the authors provide a very useful list of business models and the relevant metrics, it is a starting point. One needs to identify and apply metrics that are more relevant to the industry and context that the startup is in.