“I Don’t Always Ask Why, But When I Do, I Ask it 5 Times”


Last year, when Lean Memes were all the rage (or at least it was fun for a weekend), I had an artist create this image that is a parody of the beer commercial “Most Interesting Man in the World” character… and I completely forgot to post it here on the blog.

Why? Let the root cause analysis begin…

5 whys guy

We could call him “The Most Interesting Problem Solver in the World,” perhaps.

Via Zazzle, you can buy coffee mugs, t-shirts, or possibly other products with this image. With apologies to the Car Talk guys, we'll call this the “Shameless Commerce” division of LeanBlog.org. Leave a comment if I should create a different product with this image.

Honestly, this isn't a money maker… just thought I'd share a coffee mug that makes me chuckle a bit.

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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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