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  1. What is “Lean”? 50,073 views
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  4. The United Flight 3411 Mess, Holding Individuals Accountable vs. Fixing the System [Updates] 26,454 views
  5. Lean Quotes Collection 25,680 views
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  7. Don't Threaten People with This Famous Dr. Deming Quote 18,467 views
  8. Is Lean an Acronym? Is it “LEAN”? “L.E.A.N.?” 17,772 views
  9. A Video Showing Office 5S Gone Wrong 17,343 views
  10. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 16,821 views
  11. The #Lean Goals That Matter: SQDCM 15,271 views
  12. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient “Pulls” 15,223 views
  13. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 15,143 views
  14. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 13,775 views
  15. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 13,057 views
  16. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 12,275 views
  17. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 10,818 views
  18. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 10,707 views
  19. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 9,821 views
  20. Guest Post: The One Thing Lean Six Sigma Got Wrong About Lean 8,964 views
  21. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 8,322 views
  22. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 8,118 views
  23. About Mark Graban 7,698 views
  24. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 7,618 views
  25. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 7,609 views
  26. Picking on the PICK Chart 7,597 views
  27. Podcasts 7,167 views
  28. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 6,975 views
  29. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 6,888 views
  30. Contact Mark Graban 6,837 views
  31. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 6,754 views
  32. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 6,652 views
  33. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 6,455 views
  34. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 6,370 views
  35. Blog 6,134 views
  36. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 6,043 views
  37. What's the Buzz on #Lean Certifications? [Be Sure to Read the Comments!] 5,855 views
  38. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 5,837 views
  39. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 5,723 views
  40. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 5,683 views
  41. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 5,587 views
  42. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 5,421 views
  43. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 5,413 views
  44. About 5,308 views
  45. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 5,289 views
  46. The Truth About Data and PDSA/PDCA from a Toyota Publication 5,174 views
  47. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 4,871 views
  48. Video Podcast Main Page 4,834 views
  49. It's Awful When the Person Teaching #Lean Doesn't Get the Bad 5S Joke 4,827 views
  50. “Stop the Line” in a Hospital 4,813 views