The 3 principles of Lean Media (v 0.3)

In my July update, I mentioned the development of the three principles of Lean Media, which came out of my work on the Lean Media book as well as my spring presentation to a small audience that included media people. In this post, I will describe the 3 principles of Lean Media in more detail, and present a diagram… Read More »

Prototype vs. soft launch

So I am working on a new chapter for my Lean Media book that covers the Lean Media flowchart (see an early version of the flowchart here). Conceptually I thought I was pretty clear on what the different stages entailed. A prototype was a rough or incomplete version of the media being developed. By the time… Read More »

What is lean manufacturing?

The following post is excerpted from the manuscript of my book about Lean Media. I will respond to comments, corrections, and other feedback at the bottom of the page. I was introduced to lean business theories while attending MIT. One of my Supply Chain Management instructors, Charles Fine, mentioned lean manufacturing in a discussion of different… Read More »

Lean Media book update – early July

I have been relatively quiet on the Lean Media website. Behind the scenes, however, I have been making progress with the Lean Media book. There are a few major updates to share, but I also want to reassure readers that the project is continuing and I expect to have more materials to post (including new draft chapters) in… Read More »

Lean Media presentation [video]

Last month I posted the draft Lean Media slide presentation. Since then I have recorded the narration that goes along with it. You can view the Lean Media In 30 Minutes presentation and narration in the YouTube videos embedded below. Be sure to leave comments and let me know what needs to be improved! Lean Media In… Read More »

Lean Media example: Scott Adams grows Dilbert

Over the weekend, I listened to Tim Ferriss interview Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert cartoon strip. Before hearing the interview, I knew about Dilbert. It’s a classic. Everyone who has worked in an office can appreciate Adams’ relentless satire of office life. But I knew very little about the history of the strip, or Adams’… Read More »