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Lean For Haiti Update – Kindle Version, Donation Tracking, “Lean Nation”

Please indulge me one more update about our “Lean For Haiti” charity project. In this update, I’ll share details about the Amazon Kindle version, our official donation page for “Friends of the Orphans” and an upcoming radio appearance on Tuesday. Thanks also to all of the supporters of the project – those who have posted on their blogs or have run pro-bono ads.

Kindle Version of Russell Maroni’s Journal

While you can download a free PDF version of Russell Maroni’s person Haiti volunteer journal, via Scribd, you can now also buy the journal in Amazon’s Kindle format. We are charging their bare minimum price, $2.99, for a version that might be more convenient for those who want to read it on their Kindle device, their iPad, or other platforms. Download the Kindle book here: After the Haiti Earthquake: A Healthcare Missionarys Personal Journal. If you click on that link and buy the journal, or anything, the affiliate commission will be donated to the Haiti efforts, as well.

All proceeds, after Amazon’s charges, will be donated to the 501(c)3 non-profit “Friends of the Orphans,” which supports orphanages in Haiti and other Central American countries. I will provide an accounting of those sales and donations here on my blog and on www.LeanForHaiti.org.

I am working on making this available on other eBook platforms, including iPad, Nook, and the Google eBookstore.

Official Donation Page – Friends of the Orphans

As I wrote about when we launched the journal on the first anniversary of the earthquake, I debated a bit whether we should wait to release the journal until we had formal approval from Russell’s selected charity and we had a trackable donation link… Russell and I decided that it was more important to get the story out there, that tracking the donations that we generated from this effort were secondary.

Well, now we have an official “Friends of the Orphans” page that you can use to donate – and the donations will be tracked to the total from this effort. I have donated and I hope you will consider doing so too. The PDF has been updated with the donation link and the Kindle book is being updated now.

Radio Appearances – Past and Future

Russell and I were both on Paul Akers’ “The American Innovator” show last Saturday – check out the archive recording here. You can fast forward to about 7 minutes in, I think, to hear our portion. As I politely told Paul after the show, it’s inaccurate to refer to me as a founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute… and their intro for me was over-the-top complimentary, so I was embarrassed by that. But please listen to Russell talking about his experiences in Haiti.

We are also both going to be on the “The Lean Nation” radio show Tuesday February 1 from 3 to 3:30 EST or so (we are on at the start of the show, after the news after the top of the hour). Please listen in.


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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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