It's nice to know that your father was in India and you were active in India for some time. I am now in the Bay area US on a business trip and will be back in Bangalore in the first week of December. If you are planning to go over to Bangalore in the near future you can whist our Technology Business Incubator www.ehealthtbi.com
Thank you Lisa for being my friend. I read the article about you and I am proud to be associated with an entrepreneur that helps other entrepreneurs reduce muda (waste) out of business processes. One day soon, we shall have some sushi.
Hi Lisa. You're right about lean not being a fad. Lean is an overused word but lean concepts will live forever until someone figures out how to make something out of nothing like in Star Trek -- therefore eliminating the need for inventory or today's manufacturing. :-)
Lean concepts and frugality will never go out of style for entrepreneurs and/or investors. Nothing would piss me off more as an investor than to see one of the portfolio companies waste money because they did not understand lean concepts and principles. I use TPS instead of lean. Womack introduced the word lean in the book 'The Machine that Changed the World" but he was just re-gurgitating the genius of Taiichi Ohno and Shigeo Shingo (Taiichi's disciple) in English. :-)
Hi Lisa! Welcome to our community. Make yourself at home.
I see that you have a background in supply chain management. When I worked for Net Market Makers | Jupiter Media Research, we used to chat with Ariba, CommerceOne, I2, IBM, Oracle, etc. This was during the 2000's Internet revolution. Much has changed. :-)
Frugality is definitely part of being an entrepreneur. It's always fashionable to cut costs and save money in every function of the business. :-)