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Publications featuring Lean Blitz Consulting and Chad Walters

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ESPN.com: Lean Blitz featured in ESPN.com SweetSpot article by David Schoenfield – December 2011
Baseball: Bigger Than You Think

ESPN.com: SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield shares the Lean Blitz analysis of Major League Baseball’s pace-of-game regulations and how they can be made stronger – July 2012
Daily Links

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CNBC.com SportBiz: Chad Walters discusses waste in sports organizations for CNBC.com’s SportsBiz blog with Darren Rovell – May 2010
Sports Teams Can Make Money By Eliminating Waste

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MinorLeagueBaseball.com: Benjamin Hill features Lean Blitz Consulting in his coverage of the 2011 Baseball Trade Show – December 2011
Trade Show creates needs, fills them

Ben’s Biz Blog: Benjamin Hill, Chad Walters of Lean Blitz, and Steven Gold explore a Dallas eatery’s offerings in an adventure known as DipQuest 2011 during the Baseball Winter Meetings – December 2011
Wrapping Up the Winter Meetings: Women, Jobs, and Clogged Arteries

Ben’s Biz Blog: Benjamin Hill shares photos and commentary about the 2012 South Atlantic League All-Star Game Home Run Derby in Charleston (photos and commentary also from Chad Walters) – August 2012
Hitting Off The Deck To The Bay

Ben’s Biz Blog: Benjamin Hill visits Lake Olmstead Stadium, home of the Augusta GreenJackets, and enlists Chad Walters as the Designated Eater of ballpark fare – May 2013
On The Road: Mastering the Ballpark Experience in Augusta
Fans Line Up For Free Food In Augusta

Ben’s Biz Blog: Benjamin Hill recaps other parts of his visit to Augusta outside of the Lake Olmstead Stadium experience (with assistance from Chad Walters) – November 2013
Return to the Road: Restricted Diets, Restricted Access, and the Godfather of Soul

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LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters joins Mark Graban to look at Lean in sports as a preview to the 2013 Masters in Augusta – April 2013
Podcast #171 – Chad Walters (@LeanBlitz), Lean in Sports

LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban publishes an e-book of his LeanBlog posts about Lean in sports, including contributions from Mike Thelen and Chad Walters – January 2014
LeanBlog: Sports (Kindle Edition)

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters demonstrates where Lean waste activities can be found at sports stadiums and arenas for Mark Graban’s Lean Blog – January 2012
Guest Post: Finding Waste at the Stadium

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters details his activities and learnings with sports teams and manufacturers in attendance at the 2011 Baseball Winter Meetings and the Baseball Trade Show at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas for Mark Graban’s Lean Blog – January 2012
Guest Post: Talking Lean at the Baseball Winter Meetings

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters analyzes how a lack of manufacturing specifications in the production process of baseballs turned into off-the-charts offensive data for hitters and pitchers – August 2012
Guest Post: Lacking Baseball Specs Leads to Offensive Explosion (and MLB Scouting Problems)

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters contributes a few creations to Mark Graban’s Lean Memes project – September 2012
Weekend Fun: LeanMemes.com #LeanMeme Contest Winners

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters shares a great lesson from one of his continuous improvement mentors – November 2013
The Power of Asking “What Do You Think?”

LeanBlog.org: Chad Walters looks at two violations of the NFL’s concussion guidelines during the NFL playoffs – January 2014
Standardized Work? Why Are NFL Concussion Guidelines Not Always Followed?

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BaseballNation.com: Rob Neyer analyzes MLB’s decision on eliminating pensions for non-uniformed MLB employees (citing commentary from Chad Walters) – May 2013
Swimming in money, Lords of Baseball soaking employees?

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The Toronto Star: Morgan Campbell examines the impact of the Buffalo Bisons’ parent organization affiliation change from the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays (commentary provided by Chad Walters regarding this post about the affiliation change) – May 2013
Deal with Bisons Helps Toronto Team, Boosts Business in Buffalo
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Beyond Lean by Matt Wrye

Beyond Lean: Matt Wrye reviews the Lean Blitz Consulting blog for John Hunter’s annual Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Roundup – December 2012
Blog Carnival Annual Roundup 2012 – Lean Blitz

Beyond Lean: Chad Walters contributes a guest post on Hoshin thinking with former Portland Trail Blazers GM Jon Spoelstra – April 2013
Guest Post: NBA and Jon Spoelstra

Beyond Lean: Chad Walters contributes a guest post on how Moneyball (the book AND the movie covering the process) showed Hoshin thinking – April 2013
Guest Post: Moneyball and Hoshin Kanri

Beyond Lean: Matt Wrye again reviews the Lean Blitz Consulting blog for John Hunter’s annual Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Roundup – December 2013
Blog Carnival Annual Roundup 2013 – Lean Blitz

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Catch Careers: Chad Walters shares some unusual tips for getting past the discomfort of networking – October 2012
Guest Post: Tips for Better “Networking” @LeanBlitz

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Karen Martin Group Blog: Karen Martin analyzes how soft, fuzzy words provide more ambiguity and take away from situational urgency and clarity (with a H/T to Chad Walters for sharing another expert’s opinion on the subject) – October 2013
The Problem with Fuzzy Words

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ThunderBolt: The Trine University alumni and friends newsletter puts the spotlight on Chad Walters, ChE 2002 – October 2013
Alumni Spotlight – Chad Walters

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Augusta Chronicle: Bill Levy takes a look at how Chad Walters of Lean Blitz Consulting wants to help revitalize Augusta – April 2013
Businessman Wants To Make Augusta “Cool Again”

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ASQ Quality for Life – Video Interview Series: Many sports organizations operate like a small business, and ASQ member Chad Walters describes how valuable implementing Lean methods into sports business operations can be – March 2014
Lean in the Sports World – Video Story

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The Item: Former Eaton Corporation leader Chad Walters named to ASQ Influential Voices program – August 2013
Local Engineer Named to Influential Voices

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Buzz On Biz: Chad Walters from Lean Blitz Consulting stops by the radio version of the BUZZ to talk to John about the unique concepts behind his consulting business – December 2013
The Buzz On Biz Podcast: Lean Blitz Consulting

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