It isn’t the ideas and tools contained in methodologies that are bad for you; it’s using a methodology of any kind that will kill your business. If you want Lean to work, then you must not apply it as a prescription for everyone to follow, but something else. In order to get at the something else you need to make a simple choice between waiting for others to tell you what to do or moving forward with all of the help you can find right now and deal with immediate reality. The former describes a stationary state, or what I call a DAM thinking state. The latter describes a dynamic state, or what I call a FLOW thinking state.