Respect for People – Waitstaff at Nagoya Hilton

Paul Akers explains the trick he used to memorized the names of the waitstaff at the Nagoya Hilton.

Do your racks look like this?

Ted Cobb, of Spacia Group, sent us this video showing how they Leaned out their sample molding racks.

Management Expedition in Iceland Welcome

Paul Akers invited everyone for a wonderful adventure at the Management Expedition in Iceland on August 23-26, 2017. Not only do you get to learn about Lean, but the adventure also includes the most beautiful nature scenes in the south of Iceland.

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Japan Mission Trip Logistics

How to catch the bus at Nagoya Airport

How to catch the train at Nagoya Airport

How to catch the bus at Nagoya Hilton to Nagoya Airport

How to build rock-solid habits

Did you know “…we are operating in habit mode at least 45% of the time…”? Check out this Box of Crayons post about how to build rock-solid habits.

XL Construction Event

Down at Monterey Bay getting ready to speak to the great folks at XL Construction.

Paul’s New Taylor Guitar

Once in a lifetime…but for me it was three times.

Forty years ago I walked into a dusty woodshop in Lemon Grove, California where Bob Taylor hired me the day I graduated from high school. The next two years I got to watch one of the greatest innovators of all time transform the musical instrument industry. That experience molded me and change me forever and made me a fearless innovator. Just like Bob I stopped caring about what other people thought about me and pursued excellence and innovation at every turn. How could I be so lucky to witness this at such a young age?

Six weeks ago I received a text message from Bob asking if I could travel with him around the world and document the Taylor Guitars World Forestry Tour. What? Why me? Could this really be happening?

Two days ago Bob presented me with the most beautiful guitar I’ve ever seen in my life…custom made to his specifications. I was totally undeserving, humbled and in tears. It is one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received!

Three times in a lifetime!

~Paul Akers

Lean Pallet Building

A FastCap Team member discusses how to use Lean to build a pallet much faster.

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Time to wash the car?

Paul Akers and George clean their Porsches using Lean concepts.