Remembering the "Value Add"


Since I often focus on the “waste” and problems in life and the working world, today's a great day to stop, step back, and focus on the value added aspects of life…. family and friends.

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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. …and “Shinnen omedeto, Kurisumasu omedeto” to the Japanese, especially those working at Toyota and thanks to them for teaching us few things about doing the right things right.


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