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  1. Take back your lunch break

    Are you a desk-bound GetOutside dreamer? Do you long to be under the sky when you’re stuck in a traffic jam? Well it’s time you start plotting adventures in your lunch hour and using guerrilla geography to transform your commute. Listen in for some ideas to get you started.

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  2. Podcast #153 - Robert Maurer, PhD, “The Kaizen Way” – Lean Blog

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    Joining me for Podcast #153 is Robert Maurer, PhD,  Director of Behavioral Sciences for the Family Practice Residency Program at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and a faculty member with the UCLA School of Medicine. We are talking about his excellent book titled,  One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way.

    You can also now buy an eBook that contains some of my favorite podcast transcripts (including this one), via

    I discovered Maurer’s book when doing research for our recently-published  Healthcare Kaizen. Here is my earlier review and blog post about his book. It’s really interesting to hear about applying the Kaizen approach in the realm of psychology and therapy instead of the workplace. Maurer writes about the brain chemistry that causes people to “fear change” – except when it’s small change. Fascinating stuff and I’m thrilled to have spoken with him a few months back.

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    For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which includes information on how to  subscribe via RSS  or  via Apple iTunes.


    If you have feedback on the podcast, or any questions for me or my guests, you can email me at 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.

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    Mark GrabanMark Graban

    is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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  3. YANSS 095 – How to fight back against the backfire effect – You Are Not So Smart

    If you ask a social scientist familiar with motivated reasoning and the backfire effect if there is any hope to ever reach people who refuse to accept facts - is there any chance to change people’s minds with evidence, reason, or scientific consensus - they will usually point you to a 2010 paper titled: "The Affective…

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  4. YANSS 094 – How motivated skepticism strengthens incorrect beliefs – You Are Not So Smart

    By now you’ve likely heard of confirmation bias. As a citizen of the internet the influence of this cognitive tendency is constant, and its allure is pervasive. In short, when you have a hunch that you might already understand something, but don’t know for sure, you tend to go searching for information that will confirm…

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  5. YANSS 093 – The neuroscience of changing your mind – You Are Not So Smart

    We don’t treat all of our beliefs the same. If you learn that the Great Wall of China isn’t the only man-made object visible from space, and that, in fact, it’s actually very difficult to see the Wall compared to other landmarks, you update your model of reality without much fuss. Some misconceptions we give up readily, replacing…

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  6. The Art of Letting Other People Have Your Way: Negotiating Secrets from Chris Voss

    Negotiation expert Chris Voss, former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI and author of the excellent book, Never Split the Difference offers some hands-on negotiation training.

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  7. Writing

    This week we discuss writing! An essential tool to get your voice heard and work seen in the dev community.

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  8. Take Control of Your Time

    Elizabeth Grace Saunders, founder and CEO of Real Life E and author of “The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment.”

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  9. Cortex #25: Creativity, inc. - Relay FM

    Myke is ruined, Grey (maybe) gets an office, and they both read Creativity Inc.

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  10. The Incomparable | Fail Fast (Episode 197)

    We love Pixar, and we’re a bunch of creative professional types. So as you can imagine, we devoured “Creativity Inc.”, by Pixar president Ed Catmull. Is it a business book or an anti-business book? How do you foster creativity? Is Pixar’s formula one that provides safety while preventing works of staggering genius? How much is a director or writer the author of a Pixar movie, and how much is the studio itself? And is the wild success of “Frozen” proof of anything?

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