Every lean practitioner occasionally wishes for a simple, fun, and quick-read introduction to lean thinking to give acquaintances, associates, and family members – even to our kids. If lean thinking often entails unlearning a plethora of bad habits, wouldn’t it better if we learned better thinking – and habits – from the beginning? Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade is just that sort of book. It brings lean back to its original simplicity by showing how lean is alive in a first grade classroom. The book connects common lean tools to the broader lean journey, shows how to identify and eliminate waste, and aids the reader in seeing lean for what it truly is: a way to create a learning and problem-solving culture. Written to educate the entire organization on the fundamentals of lean thinking, this is the perfect source to engage all team members at all levels of an organization.
Paperback: 103 pages
David Anthony Mann (born August 7, 1966) is an American stage actor, gospel singer, and stand up-comedian who has starred in many Tyler Perry plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What’s Done in the Dark. His character Mr. Brown is the father of Madea’s daughter Cora (wife – Tamela Mann). Mann also reprised his role as “Mr. Brown” in the movies Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail.
Mann was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is the real life husband of Tamela Mann. Mann has been married for 26 years. Mann and his wife Tamela were members of Kirk Franklin’s vocal ensemble “The Family” before working with Tyler Perry.