"Favorite Posts" Q4 2005


On the right hand column, I've had a “favorite posts” link for some the articles and blog postings that I like the best. I'll update this with my favorite posts of last quarter.

Toyota Bucks Trend by NOT Outsourcing

Bad Visual Controls at Baggage Claim

Motivating Employees with Catchy Slogans

Blue Collar Urban Legends

Toyota's Basic Management Policy

Becoming a Lean Manufacturer


Atlanta Braves Culture of Winning

Home Depot's CEO and Gemba Walks

I'll Bet Merck's Lean Effort Fails

The Blue Collar CEO: Tom LaSorda

Employee Shortages Only for “Bad” Companies?

Quelling Command and Control Thinking

Can You Ignore Your Customers for a Week?

How to Get More Than 100%, Just Ask Toyota

Dell Has Excess Inventories?

Lean Healthcare: Protecting Yourself At The Hospital

A Frustrated Lean Guy, You Have to Read This

Bad Visual Controls Example: Drug Store

Kitchen Kaizen: The Coffee Pot

Kitchen Kaizen: Standardized Oatmeal?

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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.


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