We recieved this note from Brad McMahan at POET:

Just wanted to thank you for writing 2 Second Lean. I’ve read it twice and now I’m having my maintenance crew read it. Today we had some of our corporate people fly in to visit our plant in Cloverdale, IN. Our director of operations asked our maintenance clerk how she likes her new job and what kind of things has she been doing and learning. I had the biggest grin today when she mentioned in her discussion that she was “fixing what bugged her.” That phrase if very simple and very catchy. We are all working on ways to fix what bugs us. It is definitely a journey.

Here is a before and after picture of our maintenance office. The first picture was our first year of production, 3 years ago. Very chaotic and unorganized. As you can see some improvements have been made and we are a little more organized. I’m ready to take it one step further and take out the chairs and build some stand up desks on casters.



The American Innovator – Lean Photography

Paul Akers, of The American Innovator, takes his friends and his daughter to Nooksack Falls, WA where he took over 100 photos but reduced it down to 16 of his very best shots. He learned this concept from Dylan Davies, a professional photographer, and shares some of Dylan’s beautiful photos.

For more information on Dylan Davis Photography, visit his website.

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Live, Love, and Laugh in Bellingham

Paul Akers shares this video showing his love of his home town, Bellingham, Washington. Included are a Br’er Rabbit Concert at Boulevard Park, kite flying at Zuanich Park, whale watching on the Island Caper (Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruises), with friends on Toad Lake, and hiking to Park Butte Lookout.

Background music provided by Br’er Rabbit…Salt Flats from their The Wild North album.

Paul used his DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ to capture many clips from the air and FastCap’s FastCam (Action Camera) and iPole for the ground shots. Please Note: The FastCam has been discontinued.

For more information on DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+, visit their website. For more information on FastCap’s iPole, visit our website.

For more information Island Mariner Whale Watching Cruises, visit their website.