My First Job: As a Detroit News Carrier

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I wrote a piece for Linkedin Influencers as a part of their series about people's first jobs.

Read my story about my paper route that I had in Livonia, Michigan.

You can comment on LinkedIn or on this blog post. I don't think I was, by any means, a “Lean paper carrier” or anything. This was, basically, my first business – as an independent contractor to the newspaper. Lots of great lessons learned.

I wish I had a little bit more process around what I did and that I had kept better records (I had a plastic box that I kept my money and records in). Still, it was great experience and I think I did a few “Kaizen” improvements along the way that made my work easier. How about you?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional 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 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. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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