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Avoiding Unclear Buzzwords


Hi blog readers. I got some feedback from one visitor that said, “I'd like more explanation of articles you link to & more definitions of buzzwords and acronyms.”

I try to avoid using buzzwords, and if I do so, it's out of familiarity with them, I'm not trying to exclude anyone from the “lean buzzword” club.

If there's ever something in a post that's unclear or a buzzword that you, as a reader, don't understand, feel free to email me or to post a comment to the article. I get notified when there are comments and I'd be happy to discuss or clarify (or even debate) anything posted on here.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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  1. Mark Edmondson, Lean Affiliates says

    I’ve used a free software plug in called “Bullfighter” for about a year; it’s great. It works with MS Word and PowerPoint and you can download it for free at .

    It scores your writing on a “bull meter” and highlights jargon in the document.

    Works great. Every consultant and software sales guy should get it.

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