Tatra Bank Lean

Paul Akers discussed how Lean is used effectively in the banking industry at Tatra Bank.

Ritsuo Shingo – Total Participation

Paul Akers shares one of the best things he learned from Ritsuo Shingo.

With over 40 years’ experience in lean manufacturing, Ritsuo Shingo started working for Toyota in 1970 and later became the president of Toyota China and Hino Motors. Mr. Shingo currently heads the Institute of Management Improvement, a company started by his father, Dr. Shigeo Shingo, who was instrumental in the creative of the Toyota Production System. Mr. Ritsuo Shingo consults with high-level corporate executives worldwide on the subject of Lean leadership and has extended the commitment to Lean into the next generation of world-class Organizations.

Bamboo Batch Work

Paul Akers is in a Bamboo Field in Patagonia, Argentina where he find an example of when patch work in ok.

Lean Shower Improvement

Paul Akers demonstrates a Lean shower in the hotel in Patagonia, Argentina. Solves the problem of turning on the shower without getting wet.

2 Second Lean Audio Book

2 Second Lean will flip your world right-side up. It’s a practical way to improve your life every day by making a simple two-second improvement. Join author, business expert, radio show host, and international speaker Paul A Akers, as he takes you on a LEAN journey that will transform every aspect your life – from your home to the office.


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Mind-Blowing Magic Magnets

We watched this in our morning meeting at FastCap. It is truly incredible what they can do with magnets! Thanks Smarter Every Day!

Swimining Babies

Paul Akers checks out the swimming babies is China. It suppose to be like the mother’s womb. Wow!

China Tea House

Paul Akers discusses the health benefits of tea and how being in a authentic China Tea House is very meditative.

Using your Head and not your Wallet

Paul Akers discusses how he used his head (and Expedia/Trip Adviser) to find a 5 star hotel room for the price of a 3 star hotel. For more information on Paul’s new book, Lean Travel, press here.