The first episode of ‘Transformational Change’ – our new podcast series on the ways we think about operational improvements in our portfolio companies. For our first episode, Christine Anderson, Global Head of Public Affairs, sits down with Dave Calhoun, Head of Portfolio Operations and Jeff Overly, Blackstone’s lean specialist. Dave and Jeff discuss the history of lean [0:30], implementing lean processes at Gates [3:50], the lean leadership at Service King [8:05], creating cultural change at Michaels [9:50], and looking to the future of the practice [13:05].
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