Funny: The Most Interesting Lean Thinker in the World


This is too good not to share. The team at a startup called Buffer  created a list of Lean Startup concepts in the guise of popular internet “memes.” If you don't get many of the jokes — congratulations, you don't spend too much time on the interwebs.

But there's one I think every Lean  practitioner  can appreciate – in a startup or otherwise. It's a graphic featuring the Dos Equis beer commercial icon, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. […] about variation in systems, I thought I’d share this silly graphic that I created. Like the “5 Whys” image from last weekend, it’s based on a popular “Internet […]

  2. […] version that I’m calling “The Most Interesting Lean Guy in the World” and join Mark in the […]

  3. Lara says

    Ha ha! This is too funny. You have to check out the our video where we did a take on the most interesting man in the world and how he marks floors.

  4. […] including a 5 Whys parody of the Dos Equis “most interesting man in the world,” which I blogged about. I never really shared them on the blog, just via Twitter, but I created some of these, as did […]

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