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These are the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of 2015… and my “Serial” Parody

number 10Thanks everybody for reading my blog throughout 2015! It’s been a great year and I appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives to read and participate in the discussion. I hope this site will continue to be a part of your life in 2016.

Here are the ten most-read posts of the year, according to Google Analytics (popularity doesn’t imply quality, but it’s interesting to see what people are reading and sharing) — data through December 24. See results for the first half of 2015. You can also see which posts or pages have the most views, all time.

Posts Written in the Second Half of 2015

  1. In Tribute to and in Memory of Dr. Michel Tétreault (1601 views)
  2. Just Ask Why Five Times? Effective Problem Solving for #Lean or #LeanStartup Doesn’t Start or End There (1305)
  3. See How a British Psychiatrist is Using LEGO Videos to Explain Lean Healthcare (1179)
  4. “If the Employees are Upset, it’s Not Really Lean” (1089)
  5. Moving from “Visuals” to “Visual Management” and to Broader Lean Thinking (925)
  6. Can You Even Consider Kaizen When the Chart Showing Time and Workload Looks Like this? (880)
  7. 5S: The Good, the Bad, and the Extreme in Japanese Hospitals (768)
  8. How Has Dr. Jack Billi Achieved 100% Hand Hygiene Compliance Since 2008? (766)
  9. Fighting Against “The Way We’ve Always Done It” – Before Lean or With Lean (742)
  10. Why This Sushi Company Policy Letter Should be Copied by Hospitals – As Long as They All Actually Live by It (687)

Lean Serial

Now that the 2nd season of the podcast “Serial” has started, you might want to check out my original post about my Lean parody of season 1 or listen using the player below:

Most Popular LinkedIn Posts

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I also enjoy writing for the LinkedIn Influencers series.. and here are some of my posts from the second half of the year:

  1. Donald Trump’s Hat (and Hillary’s and Jeb’s): Brought to You by Lean Manufacturing (6202)
  2. How Will Live Streaming Apps, like Periscope & Meerkat, Enhance or Disrupt Conferences? (4414)
  3. How These Credit Card Websites Illustrate Lean Mistake Proofing (2926)
  4. How is the “Toyota Effect” Helping Factories, Hospitals, and Non-Profits? (2546)
  5. What’s Described as “Just In Time” Scheduling for Retail Isn’t “Lean” at All (2236)

Older Posts That Were Popular

And the video itself has over 150,000 views on YouTube!

Thanks for being part of my community here!


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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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