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  1. What is “Lean”? 48,802 views
  2. The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] 26,306 views
  3. Kaizen & Idea Boards Spotted at Society for Health Systems Conference 25,752 views
  4. Podcasts – Interviews on Lean Leadership, Lean Healthcare, Lean Thinking & More 25,484 views
  5. Lean Quotes Collection 24,801 views
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  7. Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote 17,189 views
  8. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 16,457 views
  9. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” 16,118 views
  10. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 16,042 views
  11. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 14,644 views
  12. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient “Pulls” 14,286 views
  13. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 13,526 views
  14. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 12,798 views
  15. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 12,744 views
  16. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 11,652 views
  17. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 10,116 views
  18. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 9,725 views
  19. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 8,905 views
  20. Guest Post: The one thing Lean Six Sigma got wrong about Lean 8,761 views
  21. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 7,787 views
  22. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 7,515 views
  23. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 7,457 views
  24. About Mark Graban 7,290 views
  25. Picking on the PICK Chart 6,956 views
  26. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 6,894 views
  27. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 6,824 views
  28. Contact Mark Graban 6,769 views
  29. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 6,743 views
  30. Podcasts 6,736 views
  31. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 6,668 views
  32. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 6,413 views
  33. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 6,218 views
  34. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 6,101 views
  35. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 5,859 views
  36. Blog 5,794 views
  37. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 5,679 views
  38. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 5,522 views
  39. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 5,321 views
  40. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 5,235 views
  41. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 5,121 views
  42. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 5,076 views
  43. The Truth About Data and PDSA/PDCA from a Toyota Publication 4,996 views
  44. About 4,941 views
  45. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 4,926 views
  46. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 4,782 views
  47. Video Podcast Main Page 4,753 views
  48. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 4,564 views
  49. “Stop the Line” in a Hospital 4,552 views
  50. It's Awful When the Person Teaching #Lean Doesn't Get the Bad 5S Joke 4,521 views