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Tips & Tricks for New Design


To long-time readers, the new site layout might be disorienting. A few tips and tricks for “Lean Blog 3.0” will be posted here and this post will be updated, so please check back (it will be “sticky” on the front page).

  • The front page is not just the traditional reverse chronological blog format. This new format allows me to better highlight podcasts and other types of content for new visitors. The traditional blog style page (like the old Lean Blog 2.0) can be found here: Bookmark it if you like and you never have to visit the front page.
  • Click on Archives in the top menu to see a quick scan of all post titles (headlines) for a given month (click on a title to read the post).
  • If you are an iPhone user, visit the site using your mobile Safari browser. I'm still tweaking this, but you'll see a specially formatted iPhone layout that works very well on that size screen. Hopefully, this makes it easier to check the blog on the go.
  • For posting comments, you can no longer use your blogger/google login. Enter your information and you can set up a profile at that includes a small photo that would be used across all blogs that run on WordPress (like Lean Six Sigma Academy and Shmula).
  • The RSS feed location has not changed. No need to change anything if you are a RSS user.
  • I have discontinued the emailing of new comments via a Google Group. This was a manual process and caused delays, not very efficient. To sign up for comment notification via FeedBlitz, click here, or you can follow the comments RSS feed (which is separate from the main RSS post feed).
  • The old blog address ( will be doing away, as it's a vestige of my original Lean Blog 1.0 on the Blogger service. If you have links or bookmarks to anything with that old address in it, please update the links to say in place of We're hoping to have the old addresses automatically forward, but please update what links you can.

Any other questions or feedback, please let me know.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and 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 the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

  1. Mark Graban says

    Known issue – the “blog” page is not in strictly reverse chronological order. The “sticky” posts are at the top. So there’s currently a jump from a 12/15 post to 12/7. We will work on this.

    (this has been fixed)

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