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  20. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 16.1k views
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  23. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 14.9k views
  24. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 13.8k views
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  29. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 11.4k views
  30. About Mark Graban 11.3k views
  31. Toyota is Admired for Good Reason… But About Those Rotating Job Shifts… 11.1k views
  32. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 11k views
  33. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 11k views
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  36. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 10.5k views
  37. Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 10.5k views
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  39. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 9.6k views
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