Archive for Videos – Page 2

Japan – Lean Laundry Mat

Paul Akers is impressed with just how lean the machines are at a laundromat in Japan.

Fastcap’s 21 Principles – People and Things

Paul Akers discusses one of FastCap’s 21 principles called People and Things. Are you someone who takes responsibilities for more and more people and things?

For more all of FastCap’s morning meeting documents, go to this link and look under Lean Documents.

Need some ideas for your morning meeting?

Michael Shadow, of Sun Directed Solar Energy Systems, sent us this video showing his improvements to their morning meeting template.

Lean Sprinkler System

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, sent us this video taking standardization to the max!

Lean Inserting B-roll using iMovie

Paul Akers explains the Lean way to insert B-roll into your video using iMovie.

Quick and easy leveling the boom lift

R.Ramirez, of Walters and Wolf, shares his 2 Second Lean improvement for the day.

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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.