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What I Read and Commented On Yesterday in the Lean and Operations Blogosphere

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Blog Comment SpamI was traveling yesterday, so I read a number of blog posts that I kept open in my browser for my flight. I wrote an unusually high number of blog comments on other sites yesterday, so it ended up feeling like at least a few blog posts… so I'm tapped out.

In the spirit of a “blog carnival” as we often do, I'm going to link to the stuff I read and commented on, below.

  • Jamie Flinchbaugh wrote a post saying that people and employees should not be called “assets” since it might invoke the idea of slavery. I disagreed in my comment here.
  • Pete Abilla (@shmula) wrote a new post in a series he's doing about Lean at Starbucks – here is my comment. Instead of talking so much about the “What” and the “How,” Pete focuses on the “Why?” as a starting point.

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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 an anthology titled 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.

2 Comments
  1. Brian Buck says

    It would be cool if there was a way to RSS or consolidate the comments you make on other blogs/articles. I would like to do something like that because I may not have time to write a blog post, but have commented elsewhere. I am suprised something like this hasn’t been developed yet. (Disqus might do it but not every post uses it for comments).

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