What Were the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the First Half of 2020?


Thanks everybody for reading my blog here in 2020.

I released 21 “Lean Blog Interviews” podcasts, up from 14 the same period last year (and two data points are not a trend!). I was also happy to continue the “Lean Whiskey” podcast series and I released six episodes of that series.

Below are the ten most-read posts of the year, according to Google Analytics (popularity doesn't imply quality, but it's interesting to see what people are reading and sharing) — data through June 30. Not surprisingly, this year is pretty dominated by the coronavirus and Covid-19.

You can also see which posts or pages have the most views, all time, since I started the blog in 2005.

Posts Written in the First Half of 2020

Here are the top 10 most-read posts:

  1. Stay at Home: A Covid-19 Message from an E.R Physician, Greg Jacobson, M.D. — 2,732 views
  2. Covid-19: Don't Blame Toyota or “Just in Time” for Your Risky Supply Chain Strategy — 2,306 views
  3. Podcast #366 — Harry Moser on the COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up Call, Reshoring, and Lean — 1,400 views
  4. What Bad Managers, Good Managers, and Great Managers Do — 1,052 views
  5. What Didn't Happen After This Preventable (and Potentially-Fatal) Medication Error — 815 views
  6. For Covid-19 Preparedness, Hospitals Need More Than Written Protocols — 625 views
  7. Webinar on Process Behavior Charts & Covid-19 [Recording] — 518 views
  8. Remembering a Great Leader, Paul O'Neill (1935-2020) — 469 views
  9. One Doctor's Troubling Experiences in the Emergency Department [Covid-19] — 451 views
  10. See? Lean is About Flexibility, Not Low Inventory — 400 views

Older Posts That Were Popular

Some of these posts are habitually popular, appearing on this list every six months:

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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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