At Take 5 CI, we'll do our best to be your one-stop shop for all things continuous improvement related. We don't, however, have the market cornered. There is tons of great information out there. If you're interested in learning even more about CI or just getting another perspective, here is a small sampling of the great resources available:

Free Downloads:

We have an entire set of 5 minute lessons. They are short, concise, one-page summaries of just about any continuous improvement tool and concept you can think of. Here are a few to download completely free. Contact us if you're interested in the entire set.

8 Wastes - 5 Minute Lesson
5S - 5 Minute Lesson

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Lean Enterprise Institute
Jamie Flinchbaugh
Lean Blog
Kevin Meyer
The Lean Thinker
Toyota Kata


The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry

Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor and Lead

Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader's Guide to Planning and Execution

Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity


The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation, Revised and Updated

Out of the Crisis

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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