A Guaranteed, Simple Cookbook Roadmap for Risk-Free Lean Transformation Success



[Notes to ghostwriter… insert a snappy introduction that draws in the reader]

[Make a cookbook joke? Swedish Chef GIF or YouTube goes here perhaps — avoid potentially-offensive Muppets please]


[Joke about Lean transformation being messy – another GIF? Oscar the Grouch… that might be overdoing the Muppets thing. Should the title be “Everything the Muppets can Teach you About Lean Transformation”?]

[Relatable story about Lean transformation being challenging… humbling experience that doesn't shake the reader's confidence in the author a plus]

[Link to LEI Lean Transformation Summit goes here — EDIT: It's now just called “The Lean Summit” — please avoid snark]

[Insert funny movie clip here that illustrates overcoming adversity in a universally-appealing way]

[Insert roadmap / cookbook plan here… to be developed… hold blog post until draft is written]

[Tease future book… invitation to hire me as a speaker]

[Add GIF or Meme: maybe the “Success kid”]

[Insert previous book plugs – talk about how good they are, but in a humble way — MUST MENTION SHINGO PRIZES]

[Thank the reader]

[Note to writer — please delete this note, but I really appreciate your help]

[Insert April Fool's reference by 5 PM ET — IMPORTANT]

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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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