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A Funny Louie C.K. “Whys” Video

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Thanks to Jamie Flinchbaugh for sending this funny video my way. It's the comedian Louis C.K. in his show “Louie” (or maybe it's from the earlier “Lucky Louie“). It's a clip where, after an initial question, his young daughter does nothing but ask “why” maybe a dozen times.

The interaction illustrates the point I always make, only half jokingly, that if you go beyond the classical Lean “5 Whys,” you end up blaming society and that's no longer a productive problem solving exercise. Enjoy! Click here or on the image below to view.

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This video also reminds me of an early healthcare client who said she was really bothered by all of the times I would ask “why?” early in our work together. She got used to it and even came to appreciate the need to ask why more often :-)

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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.

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