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 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. Rebecca Snelling says

    Can you turn this post into a MLM business opp? I’d love to get in near the top :)

    1. Mark Graban says

      Sure, I’ll contact you about sending me Bitcoin to get started.

    2. Chad says

      Make sure there’s a shareable image with an elegant font overlaid on weathered wood paneling and rusted framework…

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