New Business Novel Brings Key Lean Thinking Tools to Life


Press Release from Lean Enterprise Institute

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


  1. This book takes you through the journey into lean and shows how the
    transformation can be made, it details the sequence of events and does so in
    a easy to follow logic. I am heading up a lean transformation at my company
    and saw so many parallels between what I face on a daily basis, and the
    story in the book, it is not a text book of the individual lean tools but
    there is enough in there to prick your interest to go and find out more
    about the specifics when they are needed.

    On a different level it was also a good story, for anyone remotely
    interested in industrial transformation.

    Hope you enjoy it.


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