What Were the 10 Most Read LeanBlog.org Posts of the First Half of 2024?


Thank you for your continued support of LeanBlog.org in 2024! As we reach the midpoint of the year, it's time to look back at the most popular content. From insightful articles to engaging podcasts, here's a roundup of what resonated most with my readers.

First, I released 15 “Lean Blog Interviews” podcasts in the last six months. I reached the big Episode #500 episode milestone, as well. Thanks to Stiles Associates for their continued sponsorship.

I was also happy to continue the “Lean Whiskey” podcast series, and I released three episodes of that series here in the first half.

I also released 29 more episodes of “My Favorite Mistake” for the second half of the year (a podcast that inspired my new book), including a different milestone — Episode #250 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 28th.

You can also see which posts or pages have had the most views overall since I started the blog in 2005.

Posts Written in the First Half of 2024

Here are the top 10 most-read posts that I wrote in the first half of this year (data through June 28:

  1. GE Aerospace CEO Larry Culp on a Finger-Pointing Culture and a Better Alternative (2115 views)
  2. Safety and Lean (“Flight Deck”) Featured in GE Aerospace Investor Day 2024 (1173)
  3. Closing Boeing's “Shadow Factory” is Harder Than it Sounds (1036)
  4. Lean Leadership in Action: CEO Larry Culp's Journey to Revitalize GE at the Gemba (817)
  5. Honoring and Remembering David Mann, Author of ‘Creating a Lean Culture' (801)
  6. Analyzing MLB Tommy John Surgeries: Data Insights and Trends from 2000-2024 (713)
  7. What Will a “Quality Stand Down” Day Accomplish at Boeing? (655)
  8. The Problem (737 MAX and Beyond) at Boeing Isn't “Idiots.” It's Far More Complex Than That… But Fixable (528)
  9. The Toyota Way: Responding to, Preventing and Learning from Mistakes with Jeff Liker [Podcast] (401)
  10. Improving MRI Safety for Patients and Staff: Tobias Gilk [Podcast] (395)

Some of these posts are habitually popular, appearing on this list every six months, and some of them are new to the list compared to last year:

One of those links / posts (and its video) regularly appears on my “top posts” lists.

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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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