Tag: Books

Podcast #150 – Jeffrey Lobosky, MD, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick”

Podcast #150 – Jeffrey Lobosky, MD, “It’s Enough to Make You Sick”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 22:18) My guest for episode #150 is Jeffrey M. Lobosky, MD, the author of the book “It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of American Health Care and a Prescription for the Cure.” Dr. Lobosky talks about what he thinks is lacking in current healthcare reform […]

Guest Post: Book Review – “Adventures in Leanland”

Guest Post: Book Review – “Adventures in Leanland”

Mark’s note: While I am busy in “moving land” this week, Christina Kach was kind enough to write a review of a book that was sent to me –  Adventures in Leanland  by Russell Watkins (a free copy was provided for review). The book was published through Lulu and you can also buy it there. […]

New eBook Compilation – Lean Blog: Sports

New eBook Compilation – Lean Blog: Sports

Being a big fan of what the guys at LeanPub are doing (listen to my podcasts with them here and here), I created a new compilation of sports-related posts from my blog dating back to 2005. The book is not-so-creatively titled Lean Blog: Sports –  Lean Concepts in Sports and Lean Lessons from Sports. I’ll […]

New Lean Blog Charity Auctions – Great Books on #Lean, #Quality, #Deming!

New Lean Blog Charity Auctions – Great Books on #Lean, #Quality, #Deming!

Update 5/1/12 – more auctions! Back in October, we raised about $1000 for Friends of the Orphans through a charity auction, for which authors and publishers generously donated books. Now, I’m happy to present another auction that comes as a result of me “5S-ing” my home office as my wife and I prepare for our […]

Podcast #145 – Natalie Sayer, “Lean for Dummies”

Podcast #145 – Natalie Sayer, “Lean for Dummies”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 26:30) Episode #145 is a conversation with Natalie J. Sayer, co-author of the recently updated 2nd edition of the book Lean For Dummies. I was able to meet Natalie at the recent ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference, where she was also a presenter. While I was […]

Full “Healthcare Kaizen” Book Website Launches

Full “Healthcare Kaizen” Book Website Launches

My co-author, Joe Swartz, and I did a soft launch a few weeks back, but we’re happy to announce that the full website for our upcoming book Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Improvements  is live at www.HCkaizen.com. Details were in my email newsletter  that went out today (sign up here), but I’ll fill […]

“On the Mend” Wins Shingo Award

“On the Mend” Wins Shingo Award

Congratulations to Dr. John Toussaint and Roger Gerard, co-authors of the outstanding book,  On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry, for being one of this year’s recipients of the Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award  (as announced by LEI). Congrats also go to whole team of people who were involved […]

By February 26, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

While doing research for my upcoming book on “Healthcare Kaizen,” I found two books that touched on kaizen-style continuous improvement in our everyday lives. One was a brief mention in a book from a TV personality (see my post An Unexpected Lean Thinker and her “Kaizen Lifestyle”) and the second is a book with a […]

Podcast #135 – Dan Markovitz “A Factory of One”

Podcast #135 – Dan Markovitz “A Factory of One”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 25:15) Our guest for episode #135 is Dan Markovitz, author of the new book A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your own personal productivity, Dan is a great person to talk […]

By January 4, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Updated: 2011’s Best “Lean Blog” Posts are Being Published as an e-Book

Updated: 2011’s Best “Lean Blog” Posts are Being Published as an e-Book

Updated (12/23): Based on the positive response I received, I decided to move forward with an eBook through LeanPub. It’s being published incrementally, with some experimental pricing. If you buy early, you get a lower price (but with free updates to come as the eBook is completed). Click here to buy or for more details. […]

By December 27, 2011 7 Comments Read More →
Parallels Between Lean Startups and Lean Publishing

Parallels Between Lean Startups and Lean Publishing

Over the holidays, as I’m experimenting with an eBook of 2011 Lean Blog posts (on sale now), I’ve been giving a lot of feedback to Peter and Scott from LeanPub, the site I’m using to compile and publish the eBook. I just finished an eBook by LeanPub’s Peter Armstrong about “Lean Publishing.” He makes a […]

By December 24, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Now Shipping! “Lean Hospitals,” 2nd Revised Edition (w/ 20% Off)

Now Shipping! “Lean Hospitals,” 2nd Revised Edition (w/ 20% Off)

It’s official – the 2nd revised edition of my first book, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement, is now shipping from Amazon.com! Other country sites, like Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk don’t have their inventory yet. Ah, paper and global supply chains!. I received my author’s box of books on Friday and sent off […]

By November 14, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Update on Lean Hospitals, 2nd Edition – Download the New Chapter 1

Update on Lean Hospitals, 2nd Edition – Download the New Chapter 1

Today’s post is an update on the 2nd revised edition of my first book, Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement. The final edits and fully typeset book have been sent to the printer and Amazon currently shows no date – but it should be available by December 1, if not earlier, based […]

By October 18, 2011 8 Comments Read More →
Transcript of Podcast #115, With @EricRies on #LeanStartup

Transcript of Podcast #115, With @EricRies on #LeanStartup

Here is a transcript of LeanBlog Podcast #115 with Eric Ries, author of the book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. We recorded this in March 2011 before the book was out. Auditory learners can listen to audio at www.LeanBlog.org/115 or you can download the audio and […]

By October 2, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
25% off on Pre-Orders of “Lean Hospitals,” 2nd Edition

25% off on Pre-Orders of “Lean Hospitals,” 2nd Edition

The 2nd revised edition of my book Lean Hospitals can be pre-ordered from Productivity Press for a 25% discount. The book should be available in early November. Click here for more details on the discount offer. You can also, if prefer, pre-order the book through Amazon. It will be available via Kindle and other ebook […]

By September 29, 2011 0 Comments Read More →
“Healthcare Kaizen” Book Update – The Manuscript is Submitted!

“Healthcare Kaizen” Book Update – The Manuscript is Submitted!

It’s a project that my co-author, Joe Swartz, and I have been working on all year… the manuscript is finally complete and sent (as a big batch!) to our publisher. I’m talking about our upcoming book, “Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.” It will likely be out in April 2012, but you […]

By September 21, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Release Day for “The Lean Startup” by @EricRies, Stories of Batching

Release Day for “The Lean Startup” by @EricRies, Stories of Batching

Congrats to Eric Ries as his book The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses  officially goes on sale today. I will post a formal review once I have read the entire book (disclosure: I received a free copy from the publisher). Eric was nice enough to let me […]

By September 13, 2011 3 Comments Read More →
Podcast #129 – Chris Cooper, “The Little Book of Lean”

Podcast #129 – Chris Cooper, “The Little Book of Lean”

Please upgrade your browser MP3 File (run time 23:33) My guest for episode #129 is Chris Cooper, a vice president with Simpler Consulting. We’re talking about his new book “The Little Book of Lean,” which can be purchased via their website. We discuss his career in Lean and the background of his book, which is […]

By August 31, 2011 1 Comments Read More →