Print Editions (Paperback & Hardcover) Available Now! “The Mistakes That Make Us”

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Forgive me for one additional announcement about my new book, The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation:

The print editions are available now through Amazon! That is in addition to the Kindle version. The audiobook should be available in a few months.


And it's a #1 New Release in the “Lean Management” category:


This isn't a book that screams “Lean” on the cover. Well, it doesn't say “Lean” at all.

But I think it will serve as a bit of an introduction to some who might not pick up a “Lean” book — with the Toyota stories, the focus on mistake proofing, and Plan Do Study Adjust cycles.

I think an experienced Lean practitioner might like the book too :-)


Signed Copies

If you'd like a signed copy, you can order those now, and I should be able to ship those out to you by July 11th. You won't be charged until the books actually ship.


Initial ratings and reviews are positive!

“Finally a book about using our mistakes to our advantage. We all make mistakes and we will continue to make mistakes but this book shows us how to be kind to ourselves and learn from our mistakes. The examples that were shared in the book proves no matter what position you hold, mistakes will be made. It is how you react, embrace your mistake, and decide what steps to take to improve. This is a book we all need to read.”

And another review says:

Mark does an amazing job by changing the way we perceive Mistake – A mistake is a mistake only if we do not learn anything from it and repeat it. Loved the way Mark has build up on all the real-life stories to build a captivating narrative which helps people deal with mistake more positively. It's a must read for people in management to get insights on how they can cultivate (not build or create – but cultivate) a culture of learning and innovation. Favorite takeaway – Difference between failure and mistake – Blame the process and not the people.

I hope you'll check out the book and I hope it's helpful to you and your organization!


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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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