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PG-Rated Parody: 50 Shades of Lean

A few years ago when the racy book 50 Shades of Grey was popular, I created a few parody images. I never published them, probably because the book was fairly controversial. But, now that the movie version is being released today, here goes.

By the way, this book was originally a self-published eBook, which is an inspiring model for other authors who get rejected by gatekeeper publishers and it goes to show that publishers can’t always predict what’s going to sell well.

Here’s what the original book cover looked like.

I’m not sure what these are good for, but maybe it’s useful for a small chuckle. Happy Valentine’s Day…

My parodies:

5S Shades of Lean

5s shades of lean

5S Shade of Lean – Tape

5s shades of lean

50 Shades of Toast

With apologies to Bruce Hamilton of “Toast Kaizen” fame

50 shades of toast


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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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