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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

Want to make travel a little easier?

Time to wash the car?

Paul Akers and George clean their Porsches using Lean concepts.

Lean Tool Box

Steve Clark sent us this video saying, “I am sending you another video that I just made. I am pumped about my Lean journey… all thanks to you. This tool box improvement has been a game changer for me. Bring on the continuous improvements so that I keep fixing what bugs me! Thanks again for all your encouraging videos you do.”

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Lean in the Little Things?

Michael Shadow, of Sun Directed Solar Energy Systems, sent us this video of their latest improvement. Sometimes it is the little things.

What to hear about Paul’s first job?

Paul Akers discusses what he learned from his first job selling flowers.

Workplace Lean [español]

Ted Cobb, of Spacia Group, sent us these videos showing how they applied Lean principles to improve their work area.

Lean Joiner Controls

Lean Joiner Area

Lean Productivity Boards

Why does FastCap have a morning meeting?

Paul Akers answers Pitt Meadows Plumbing question about why have a morning meeting.

Can a Library be Lean?

Frisco Public Library sent us this video showing their Lean journey. Loved that they used books! Frisco Public Library is a member of the Lean Hub…a place to connect with other Lean organizations in your area. Check it out!