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
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.

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