Reader Quiz – Guess the Lean Blog Global Readership


Here's something new to try — a way of giving away a copy of my book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction.

What percentage of Lean Blog readers are from the U.S. (or at least a U.S. server)?   What country is #2 in readership? Come take a guess…Take your best guess using the poll box below and see what others are guessing. Answer will be revealed on January 18.

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To have a chance to win the free copy of my book, leave a comment on the blog (with your email address) with your guess as to the country who is #2 in readership. I thought just guessing the U.S. percentage might not be a good contest in and of itself since the voting might lead to the right answer. The contest to guess the #2 country. I'll reveal that and the U.S. percentage on the 18th. Note: if more than one person picks the #2 country correctly, I'll do a random drawing of those people to choose one winner.

In an ironic twist, if you're outside the U.S., I will send you $40 in an amazon gift certificate or via PayPal. International Shipping is outrageously expensive for a book!

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  1. Kevin Tame says


  2. jamie flinchbaugh says

    I would guess U.K.

  3. Ed Butler says


  4. Phil Christopher says

    I’m going to go out on a limb and risk being ridiculed. My guess is the US comes in second, after Canada.

  5. Lucas Dickson says

    i would of said the U.K. but since its already taken I’ll say for my offical entry that the 2nd place goes to Germany.

  6. Alan Gleghorn says

    I’m leaning toward England. For some reason I’ve seen several seminars and meetings focused on lean there.

  7. Mark Graban says

    If there’s a “tie” in terms of multiple people picking the correct country, I’ll do a random drawing for one person.

  8. Bruce Baker says

    .-= Bruce Baker ´s last blog ..Watching the Border: Customer Confusion and Respect for Humanity =-.

  9. Dragan Bosnjak says

    I guess it might be India…
    .-= Dragan Bosnjak ´s last blog ..Fenomeno del Nord Est =-.

  10. Jan Jochmann says

    Well, I am sure that it won’t be my country (Slovakia) :-)
    My tip is also United Kingdom.


  11. Mark Welch says

    I’ve gotta go with Canada as #2 behind the U.S.

    And Mark, has a career in always marketing been a 2nd passion of yours?!? (kidding)

  12. Mick Parsons says

    I would think it is the UK

  13. Rick Foreman says


  14. Bean says


  15. Nick says

    seconding India

  16. Mark Graban says

    Winner and answers revealed Monday at 2 PM EST…

  17. Jose M Raventos says

    Not Spain for sure!!!

  18. […] the United Kingdom. Following up on the question I posed last week, asking readers to guess the percentage of U.S. blog readership and the country that’s #2 in […]

  19. Mark Graban says

    Since our winner, Jan, is from Slovakia, he has agreed that instead of shipping a book around the world, that I would make a $50 donation to Doctors Without Borders for Haiti and emergency relief. Thanks, Jan.

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