A Lean Product in How Many Ways?


I had a bottle of a Sobe “LEAN” juice drink the other day. The “lean” name in the beverage isn't the reason I drink it. I happened to notice a little saying under the cap, “Smarter not Harder.” That seems to sum up the Lean/TPS philosophy, not just the beverage philosophy. My camera phone images aren't great, but here you go.

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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. Hi Mark,

    seems to be that LEAN is possible in every aspect of daily life;-)

    For us Lean Thinkers that’s quite clear, but what about the others? So top management of that company has got it “smarter not harder”.




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