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Applying Kaizen to LeanBlog.org

Applying Kaizen to LeanBlog.org

In the category of “not so new” (this blog is nine years old) and hopefully “somewhat improved,” you might notice a slightly different design today here at LeanBlog.org. The last major refresh I did to the site’s look and feel was in late 2009. There’s a screenshot further down in the post showing the pre-2009 […]

Book Giveaway Raffle for Lean Blog Readers

Book Giveaway Raffle for Lean Blog Readers

I’m now entering my 10th year of blogging here, if you can believe it (starting in January, 2005). Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to read and participate on my blog (and/or listening to my podcasts). As a thank you to my regular readers, I’m giving away a copy of one […]

By January 2, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
A Bit of a Blog Break

A Bit of a Blog Break

“On the road again….” — a great Willie Nelson tune. I’m going to be on the road, moving from the Dallas/Fort Worth area down to San Antonio, as my wife has a new job assignment for the next few years. My blogging will be relatively light over the next few weeks. I’ll have a podcast […]

Welcome to a New Sponsor: CreativeSafetySupply.com

Welcome to a New Sponsor: CreativeSafetySupply.com

I always like to give a brief shout out to new sponsors when I have them. I have a brand new sponsor, starting out for the next two months, in a company that will be relevant to a Lean audience – they are Creative Safety Supply. They are running two ads in the right hand […]

By January 12, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Thanks to our Continuing Sponsor, Bob Emiliani!

Thanks to our Continuing Sponsor, Bob Emiliani!

Thanks to  Bob Emiliani  for being a Lean Blog sponsor for another year. I hope LeanBlog readers have been keeping an eye each week on Bob’s ads that appear in the right hand column of the blog. They are really creative and interesting ads, at times funny and other times serious, and on many occassions […]

By January 10, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
#Lean Blog Updates: 7 Years of Blogging, eBook & Podcasts on Stitcher

#Lean Blog Updates: 7 Years of Blogging, eBook & Podcasts on Stitcher

Here are a few updates about my blog and my podcasts. For one, I’ve now been blogging for seven years now. I’ll write a blog post soon with my reflections on the anniversary/birthday of my blog. The other updates: My “Best of Lean Blog 2011″ eBook is now completed and available My podcasts are now […]

By January 8, 2012 4 Comments Read More →
Free iPhone & Android App – “Lean Daily”

Free iPhone & Android App – “Lean Daily”

This is free app that’s brought to you by a coalition of lean bloggers. Learn more about it or download it directly from the iTunes Store or the Android Marketplace. A number of us combined efforts to provide this as a free service to our loyal readers, so thanks go to: Jamie Flinchbaugh (Lean Learning Center) […]

By November 15, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
Mark Graban: Announcement on My Future Professional Direction

Mark Graban: Announcement on My Future Professional Direction

Today, I’m announcing an evolution of my work life: doing less with the Lean Enterprise Institute, doing more consulting and speaking, and starting to help build an exciting startup company, KaiNexus. The first 16 years of my career has been an interesting journey: General Motors, Dell, Honeywell and a total of 10 years in the […]

Reviewing Bob Emiliani’s Creative Ads for His Lean Books

Reviewing Bob Emiliani’s Creative Ads for His Lean Books

For those who only read my blog via RSS, I wanted to point out the fun, frequently rotating ads in the right-hand column from noted  Lean author Bob Emiliani.  Check out his website at www.BobEmiliani.com for lots of articles and information on his research and work. The ads are very clever and actually pioneering within […]

What’s In Store for 2011: Lean Blog and Mark Graban

What’s In Store for 2011: Lean Blog and Mark Graban

Again, my apologies for writing about myself today, following up on my post about the upcoming 2nd edition of my book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction, I have a few more updates and coming attractions to mention. In this post, I’ll cover: An upcoming video series on Lean Design in healthcare […]

By January 3, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
Announcement: Working on a 2nd Revised, New Edition of “Lean Hospitals”

Announcement: Working on a 2nd Revised, New Edition of “Lean Hospitals”

Happy New Year! Today, I will have two posts that are embarrassingly self referential. Then back to normal stuff tomorrow. My main announcement is that I’m happy to say that I am working on a revised edition of my Shingo Award winning book, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction. Those of you […]

By January 3, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
Blog Holiday – Thanksgiving Week

Blog Holiday – Thanksgiving Week

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow here in the U.S., so I’m going to take a few days away from the blog with family. Hope you have a good week… feel free to check out the archives of the blog (or search using the box in the upper right) or the podcasts if you’re new to […]

By November 24, 2010 3 Comments Read More →
Lean Blog Tech Tips (& Feedback Wanted)

Lean Blog Tech Tips (& Feedback Wanted)

If you’ll indulge me, this is a post about some recent tech changes to LeanBlog.org and some tech features you might want to take advantage of. And, I definitely want your feedback, so please leave your comments below. About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is […]

By September 25, 2010 4 Comments Read More →

My Site Got Hacked, But All Clear Now

Everything has been restored, except for the mobile version of my blog, that will be fixed ASAP. If you see any strange behavior (redirects, virus warnings, etc.), please let me know. About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean […]

By September 17, 2010 0 Comments Read More →
New Lean Blog Sponsor: 5Ssupply.com

New Lean Blog Sponsor: 5Ssupply.com

I’d like to welcome a new advertiser to LeanBlog.org — it’s 5S Supply, found online at www.5Ssupply.com. I’ve talked with the owner, Tony Manos, and he’s serious about Lean and he’s serious about providing good service and good value to people who need supplies for their Lean journey. About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, […]

By September 1, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

My Lean Message Board is No More

This is news that won’t even disappoint a handful of people… I’m shutting down my “Lean Board” companion site that I started at www.leanboard.org in October of 2006. Nobody had posted anything in about two years and I was paying $5 a month to host it. No, I’m not shutting down the blog, just the […]

Back from Vacation (Mostly)

I’m back from vacation. My mind is still somewhat there after a full two weeks’ away, the longest vacation I’ve ever taken. It’s tough getting back on track (not to mention unburied from email after not really checking it). My wife and I are also back in Texas after our year in Boston while she […]

Gone Fishin’ – Guest Posts June 14 to 29

Gone Fishin’ – Guest Posts June 14 to 29

Dear Blog Readers: I’ve occasionally taken a “blog holiday” for a week or so, but this year, my wife and I are taking a two-week vacation. I’m going to do my best to stay away from email, blogging, tweeting, etc. Many of my friends and co-workers are skeptical I can do this, to say the […]