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Weekend Fun: Lean Memes Contest

Want to win a copy of one of my books (Lean Hospitals or Healthcare Kaizen). Or some other book(s) from Amazon, up to a $25 value? Can you create a funny internet image?

If so, Enter the LeanBlog “Lean Memes” contest, running through September 13.

Back in March, I discovered some funny “Lean Memes,” including a 5 Whys parody of the Dos Equis “most interesting man in the world,” which I blogged about. I never really shared them on the blog, just via Twitter, but I created some of these, as did Christina Kach and others, and the new Lean Memes were collected on this blog I created (if you want laughs or inspiration).

If somebody has good “standardized work” for how to create a meme picture (it’s pretty easy), let me know in the comments.

A few tips:

  • If you’re not really familiar with creating a meme picture… you’re just adding words to an existing picture. It’s easy.
  • You can right-click and save the picture to your computer for uploading via the contest page, or you can email me the URL of the page or image.
  • Be funny.

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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 book 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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  1. Chad Walters Chad Walters

    Welp, there goes my weekend. I better get started on these before college football rules the space between my ears again.

  2. Chad Walters Chad Walters

    Also, a couple of links to use for creating memes:


    Here’s one I created that isn’t Lean related, but I like it:

  3. Chad Walters Chad Walters

    Mark, I had an issue with just sending the URL – the form wouldn’t let me submit unless the field for uploading a file was completed. I saved a copy of the image and sent it over, but that’s something that could use a little PDCA. :D


  4. Mark Graban

    The URL for the Lean Memes blog is now:

    The old blogspot address will forward, including any old links.

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