The Lean Library


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Here is a growing resource of book reviews of Lean Manufacturing Books, check it out.

The reviews have a standardized approach:

  • Book description: what's the key message?
  • How does it contribute to the lean knowledge base?
  • What are the highlights? What works?
  • What are the weaknesses? What's missing?
  • How should I read this to get the most out of it?

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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. […] As posted by founder Mark Graban, there is a new website available that focuses on helping individuals who want to guide their own self-learning, called The Lean Library. It includes a comprehensive list of lean books, book reviews, links and lean news. We thought we would add our own perspectives on some of these books, as it is part of the original intent of this blog. The first book we choose to discuss was The Machine That Changed the World, in part because it was the first book that influenced many, many people on the benefits and pursuit of the Toyota Production System and lean. […]


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