What you're missing if you aren't a LAST Club member.

LAST in 2020

Since March 2020, we have delivered a programme of over 50 talks, 90-min workshops, longer courses and mini-conferences…all online. These were presented by over 70 people from Australia, Asia, Canada, the USA and Europe.

Presenters included Barry O'Reilly, Diana Larsen, Prof. Mike Steger, Hugh Mackay AO, John Cutler, Nigel Dalton, Dr Elise Bialylew, Jeff Patton, Kazuyoshi Hisano, Norman Bodek, Dr Zach Mercurio and many more.

Free Members were able to join many of the live sessions, with many of the recordings being available in the free library for a limited time. You can view a Preview of the sessions and also join for free, to access what is in the Free Library. We also have a Slack group that has over 2000 members. Come and find your people.

If you're not at least a free member of the LAST Club, you're missing out!

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Full Members were those who chose to go more in-depth for one or both of the "seasons" of the LAST Club. Some...

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What does 2021 hold?

 

We all know that predicting the future is difficult, and the events of the last year has reinforced this even more. Despite this, we still have to make plans for the future and that's what we have been thinking about, lately.

It would be easy to say that because we are doing relatively well here in Australia that we can go back to how we ran things in 2019, in 2021. We aren't going to rush things though, so here's where the current thinking from me is.

We need the community's support

If you have been to and enjoyed LAST/1st and Spark the Change in the past, or one of the 2020 LAST Anywhere or Clubhouse sessions, we really need your support in the next few months…particularly if you are able to become a Full Member.

Please consider joining as a Full Member, and just as importantly please get involved. The enthusiasm and involvement to make the LAST Club something more than just a series of webinars, is really important and it also matches the ethos of...

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Why become a Full Member of the Clubhouse?

clubhouse news Feb 03, 2021

If you're a free member of the LAST Clubhouse, you will get access to the most recent recordings of sessions that we've had in the Clubhouse. At the time of writing, these include:

  • "Measuring Enterprise Agility",
  • "Design Thinking for Leaders"
  • "Tech Career Conversations that don't suck"
  • A chat with the Founder of Mindful in May
  • "Delivering Value to Our Customers"
  • Software Remodelling - Resisting the Rewrite Temptation

There's also a rotating selection of Bonus Content. Currently, "Lean Change Hacks for Wellbeing", "The Gold Vision Method" and "Returning to Business as usual post COVID"

Log in and take a look.

Become a FULL MEMBER

For a limited time, you can get 15% Discount on Full Membership of Season 2 of the Clubhouse, which runs until the end of April.

Just use this 15% discount code when joining:

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Full Members access:

  • included registration to mini-events (normally $44)
  • included registration to longer-form workshops (usually 90 minutes, $44)
  • ...
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Spark the Change. Online Mini-event follow up.

 

At previous Spark the Change events, we've sent people a letter 4-6 weeks after the day to remind them of what went on and prompt them to keep using what they learned. A couple of times, we have had people write out to their future selves and we have posted them their note.

For the recent mini-Spark, we decided to do this in the form of this article.

We have also made Hugh's session available on this page. Natasha and Rob's sessions are available in the Full Member Archive (free in December 2020). this archive has over 40 hours of content from our sessions in 2020, as well as bonus material from previous events.

If you registered for the mini-Spark, we also sent you an email that links you to a page where all three videos are exclusively available to you until Australia Day, as well as details of a 10% discount on Clubhouse Full Membership.

We will be scheduling more great events in 2021, so we think it's worth your while to consider joining the LAST...

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Norman Bodek. 1932-2020

Uncategorized Dec 11, 2020
 

By Ed Wong
11 December 2020.

Steve Mitchell introduced us to Norman after having travelled to the USA to do a course with him and also going to Japan to take part in one of his legendary Lean Study Tours.

Known as the “Godfather of Lean”, Norman Bodek was an educator, consultant and a publisher of more than 250 books

We were very lucky to have him talk at LAST Conference Melbourne 2017. He also did versions of this talk for Canberra and Brisbane, but he particularly brought the house down with this version in Melbourne. 

In his book, A Miraculous Life, he mentions us specifically:

I gave a workshop to a conference in Melbourne, Australia, over Zoom…I probably gave the best speech of my life, for I received many letters of praise.
Bodek, Norman. A Miraculous Life: An Unending Search for Freedom . 

We have just uploaded a recording of this talk on the Free Member Library of the Clubhouse (a short clip is at the top of this...

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Bodek Digital Library

bodek hisano news update Sep 17, 2020
 

It's quite early in the process, so we don't know what form a collaboration with Norman will take yet…but we want to give you an insight on what we have been talking to Norman about with regard to his digital library. We are really excited about the prospect of helping him to share some of this valuable knowledge with people. Please let us know by using the form below, whether you are interested in future news about the Bodek Digital Library.

The video is 2:25mins and he talks about the trove of documents that he scanned before his recent move from the US to Japan. As he mentions, this includes information from the likes of Dr. Shigeo Shingo, Dr. Ryuji Fukuda, Taiichi Ohno and more.

Important: please check your email inbox, as we will send you a confirmation with a link that you must click to receive further info.


If you don't know Norman, take a quick look at my previous post, and here's some other biographical info about him…

In 1979, after...
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We are really lucky. The story of LAST and Norman Bodek.

news Sep 10, 2020
 

Are you familiar with a phrase that refers to someone with someone with so much knowledge, it's likely that they have forgotten more than you currently know? Well, Norman Bodek is the embodiment of this.

In 2017, Steve Mitchell introduced us to Norman and we asked him to open LAST Conference in Melbourne as one of a double-header of opening speakers. The other being Dr Peter Senge. Some highlights of that session can be seen above.

In case you don't know his story, he is responsible for bringing some of the great Japanese management books to the English speaking world by having translated and then published dozens of their books, including the works of Taiichi Ohno and Dr. Shigeo Shingo, famed figures in the Toyota Production System story. He also taught a "Best of Japanese management" course at Portland State University. Norman created the Shingo Prize with Dr. Vern Beuhler at Utah State University, as well as being inducted Industry Week magazine's Manufacturing Hall of...

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LAST Clubhouse interview with Arash Arabi

news Aug 25, 2020

Arash Arabi has been doing an interview series with some people with something to say, including members of the LAST Clubhouse, Dan Prager and Alidad Hamidi.

Last week, he asked me to give him an update on the LAST Clubhouse. The interview is embedded above. For a more in-depth look into the thinking behind the Clubhouse, see my previous blog post.

PS - Don't forget that there's a great innovation workshop coming up from Fred Etiemble and Pete Cohen, this Friday. It's included in the cost of LAST Clubhouse Full Participant membership or an affordable one-off fee for everyone else.

Also, one for the devs with legacy code expert, Scott Ford joining us from Richmond, Virginia on 3 Sept for a free talk, Software Remodelling: Resisting the Rewrite Temptation.

Details on the Coming Up page.

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An update about the next steps for LAST

Uncategorized Jul 09, 2020

This is a repost of the email that went out about The Clubhouse.


A few days ago, the first of five LAST Conferences was due to be held in Brisbane, running through to a grand finale at a new venue in Melbourne in August. We'd been planning all this since last October, but it quickly became obvious that this wouldn't be possible.

In March we ramped up LAST Anywhere, with online talks and workshops from the likes of John Cutler, Barry O'Reilly, Kerri Rusnak, Norman Bodek, Kazuyoshi Hisano, Sandy Mamoli and many more from Australia, NZ and several other countries. We've had dozens of sessions and hundreds of people take part.

Many online experiences that have appeared recently lack a sense of connection with other people. Luckily, that's one of the strengths that LAST has built up, from our origins at meetups and in the LAST events that started in 2012. That's what the LAST Clubhouseidea is designed to encourage.

Let's come together in the next few months with:
  • talks and...
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LAST Conference video and audio recordings archive

Uncategorized Jun 29, 2020

We thought that we would draw your attention to some of the recordings of sessions that we've had at LAST Conferences over the years since the first one in 2012.

Above - Jason Yip presents on the Agile Fluency Model at LAST conference 2014

Above - Project Forecasting: The 3 Blind Mice - Adrian Fittolani (LAST Conference 2015)

 

Above: The Good, Bad & Ugly: what we've learned in 10 years of scaling agile - panel discussion at LAST Conf MEL 2019

We have also been recording the talks that have been part of LAST Anywhere in the past three months. You can also find them on the Youtube channel.

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