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  1. What is “Lean”? 47,726 views
  2. The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] 26,123 views
  3. Kaizen & Idea Boards Spotted at Society for Health Systems Conference 24,705 views
  4. Lean Quotes Collection 24,190 views
  5. Podcasts – Interviews on Lean Leadership, Lean Healthcare, Lean Thinking & More 23,947 views
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  7. Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote 16,307 views
  8. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 15,715 views
  9. My Thoughts on Standardized Work 15,493 views
  10. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” 14,955 views
  11. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 14,081 views
  12. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient “Pulls” 13,031 views
  13. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 12,464 views
  14. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 12,093 views
  15. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 11,798 views
  16. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 11,010 views
  17. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 9,703 views
  18. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 9,034 views
  19. Guest Post: The one thing Lean Six Sigma got wrong about Lean 8,719 views
  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 7,974 views
  21. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 7,587 views
  22. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 7,308 views
  23. About Mark Graban 6,960 views
  24. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 6,932 views
  25. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 6,768 views
  26. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 6,744 views
  27. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 6,685 views
  28. Picking on the PICK Chart 6,497 views
  29. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 6,474 views
  30. Contact Mark Graban 6,466 views
  31. Podcasts 6,405 views
  32. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 6,286 views
  33. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 6,117 views
  34. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 5,855 views
  35. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 5,725 views
  36. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 5,585 views
  37. Blog 5,416 views
  38. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 5,350 views
  39. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 5,118 views
  40. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 5,049 views
  41. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 4,953 views
  42. The Truth About Data and PDSA/PDCA from a Toyota Publication 4,874 views
  43. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 4,784 views
  44. About 4,724 views
  45. Video Podcast Main Page 4,682 views
  46. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 4,673 views
  47. Passport “Processing Time” or Waiting Time? 4,422 views
  48. “Stop the Line” in a Hospital 4,361 views
  49. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 4,357 views
  50. It's Awful When the Person Teaching #Lean Doesn't Get the Bad 5S Joke 4,342 views