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  1. What is “Lean”? 47,032 views
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  4. Lean Quotes Collection 23,732 views
  5. Podcasts – Interviews on Lean Leadership, Lean Healthcare, Lean Thinking & More 23,179 views
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  8. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 15,362 views
  9. My Thoughts on Standardized Work 15,130 views
  10. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? 14,278 views
  11. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 13,649 views
  12. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient “Pulls” 12,518 views
  13. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 12,284 views
  14. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 11,441 views
  15. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 11,071 views
  16. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 10,742 views
  17. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 9,340 views
  18. Guest Post: The one thing Lean Six Sigma got wrong about Lean 8,664 views
  19. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 8,627 views
  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 7,595 views
  21. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 7,495 views
  22. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 7,200 views
  23. About Mark Graban 6,808 views
  24. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 6,720 views
  25. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 6,674 views
  26. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 6,622 views
  27. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 6,615 views
  28. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 6,381 views
  29. Contact Mark Graban 6,338 views
  30. Picking on the PICK Chart 6,299 views
  31. Podcasts 6,196 views
  32. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 6,187 views
  33. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 6,063 views
  34. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 5,680 views
  35. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 5,672 views
  36. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 5,536 views
  37. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 5,249 views
  38. Blog 5,226 views
  39. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 5,012 views
  40. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 4,924 views
  41. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 4,848 views
  42. The Truth About Data and PDSA/PDCA from a Toyota Publication 4,801 views
  43. Video Podcast Main Page 4,649 views
  44. About 4,620 views
  45. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 4,554 views
  46. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 4,507 views
  47. Passport “Processing Time” or Waiting Time? 4,390 views
  48. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 4,265 views
  49. “Stop the Line” in a Hospital 4,246 views
  50. It's Awful When the Person Teaching #Lean Doesn't Get the Bad 5S Joke 4,219 views