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  35. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 6,308 views
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  39. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 6,021 views
  40. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 5,949 views
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  42. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 5,705 views
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