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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Doofus and Leanie - A Lean Style Cartoon

Mark Graban introduced a new "Lean Style" cartoon series called "Doofus and Leanie". Many in the lean community know Mark as the founder of http://www.leanblog.org/ and a shingo prize winning author for Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Satisfaction published in 2008. Now he is adding to his collection of literary works a site for a lean cartoon series. This cartoon is based on the "Goofus and Gallant" series from the "Highlights for Kids" magazine. Mark's series features "Doofus" who represents the bad kid or the tradtional company model and "Leanie" who is the good kid, sybolic of a lean company model. In this way Mark is able to clearly contrast the non-lean approach to the lean approach in a simple, clear, and focused example. This is a must see for all in the Lean Community.

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