Tag Archives: lean

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 »

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 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 »

Lean Media: Draft presentation

A local university has invited me to give a presentation about Lean Media to graduate students later this year. Here’s the draft version. It outlines what Lean Media is and how creators/producers/founders can use it. I’ve incorporated lots of examples, including one related to the Lean Media Project Planner described last week. Leave your feedback in the comments below:

Lean Media Project Planner, v. 0.5

I recently received feedback about various lean media concepts from faculty at the Media Ventures program at the Boston University College of Communication. Jodi Luber, who teaches media entrepreneurship at BU, had a great idea: A one-page template for producers/creators/entrepreneurs based on lean media concepts. Her class already uses the lean canvas one-pager to develop business models… Read More »

Who can use Lean Media?

(Here is another draft chapter from Lean Media 1.0. Please leave comments below) Lean media techniques are flexible enough to be used by everyone from one-man bands and startups to well-funded production teams at big studios. While there are lessons for folks who are working in the trenches, managers and corporate media executives will come… Read More »