Inspiration and Links

Minimalism

Here are a few links to my favourite ‘minimalist’ people

The Minimalists 

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and documentary. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, and NPR.

Be More With Less

Courtney Carver started Be More With Less and wrote her new book Soulful Simplicity to share her story and help you discover the joy in less. She’s been making big, and small changes to live her life on purpose.

Becoming Minimalist

Joshua Becker is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author of Simplify, The More of Less, and Clutterfree with Kids and the co-creator of Simplify Magazine.

Joshua and his young family were introduced to minimalism nine years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.

Leo Babauta – Zen Habits

Zen Habits is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness. It has over a million readers.

 

Lean

Here are a few links to my favourite ‘lean’ people

Paul Akers – Fast Cap

Author of 2 Second Lean and self confessed Lean Maniac, Paul Akers has found ways of incorporating lean into every aspect of life. If you want an inspiring, high octane pick me up when your lean motivation is at a low, Paul Akers and Fast Cap have got to be the first port of call.

Mike Rother

Mike is co-author of two groundbreaking LEI workbooks, Learning to See: value-stream mapping to add value and eliminate muda,which received a Shingo Research Award in 1999 and Creating Continuous Flow: an action guide for managers, engineers and production associates, which received a Shingo Award in 2003. Mike’s recent books are Toyota Kata (McGraw-Hill), Toyota Kata Culture, and the forthcoming Toyota Kata Practice Guide. (source- http://www.lean.org)

I personally believe that Toyota Kata is the Rosetta Stone of lean. Mike’s research has filled in the blanks for many of us as we pursue the ultimate goal of truly lean culture.

Katie Anderson

Lean consultant, coach and blogger, Katie provides a huge number of resources on her blog. Her insights from living in Japan are inspiring.