The American Innovator – Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015 – Viking Plastics

Paul Akers, of The American Innovator show, shares another presentation from Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015 that took place in August in NW Washington State. This week’s presentation is by Shawn Gross of Viking Plastics. For more information on Viking Plastics, visit their website.

A big thanks to George Trachilis, of Lean Leadership Institute, for filming/editing/publishing these videos!!! For more information on the Lean Leadership Institute, visit their website.

For more information on The American Innovator, visit our website or Facebook.

For more information on lean, go to 2 Second Lean or Facebook.

For more information on FastCap, visit our website or Facebook.

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Business Pulse Interviews Paul Akers

“At the starting point of this interview, Paul Akers, CEO of FastCap in Ferndale (a global enterprise with 900 products in 40 countries, estab. 1997) spoke from Shanghei with Managing Editor Mike McKenzie through FaceTime on their iPhones. Akers was wrapping up an “around-the-world” sojourn. At the finishing point of the interview, face-to-face, after a short time back home, he was leaving the next morning for Dubai to start his third circuitous global trip this year. While biting into a 5 o’clock snack of an apple at the FastCap facility, Akers personified the energy and excitement that leaps off your screen when you visit the FastCap website. “Do I seem the same in person as I do on the videos?” he asked. Without question. He walks the talk. He climbs mountains, literally and figuratively. Innovation is his field, his niche, his passion.

Enjoy this around-the-world of business walk and talk that wanders through garbage bins seeking bicycle parts, through selling flowers on a street corner, crafting guitars, Baptist ministry, teaching high school…then into invention and entrepreneurial business, flying his plane across oceans, and finally into learning Lean and now spreading word as a teacher and evangelist for Lean thinking, practices, and culture (hence, the globetrotting as a consultant, and the popular book 2 Second Lean). Ready to innovate? Here’s your inspiration…”

The American Innovator – Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015 – Torre

Paul Akers, of The American Innovator show, shares another presentation from Global Lean Leadership Summit 2015 that took place in August in NW Washington State. This week's presentation is by Filipe Marques of Torre. For more information on Torre, visit their website.

A big thanks to George Trachilis, of Lean Leadership Institute, for filming/editing/publishing these videos!!! For more information on the Lean Leadership Institute, visit their website.

For more information on The American Innovator, visit our website or Facebook.

For more information on lean, go to 2 Second Lean or Facebook.

For more information on FastCap, visit our website or Facebook.

To sign up to receive news regarding The American Innovator show, go to this link.

What lean is all about

Dear FastCap Team:

It is so important that we utilize common sense when making improvements if we don’t we will look like everyone else. If you want to know commonsense looks like it is very simple:

– Spend every dollar and every second of time you work as if you were paying the bills. Other People’s money has no value, but when it’s yours it changes everything!!!

– when I flew to Mercedes-Benz to speak to them they offered to fly me in business class. It would’ve been about $8,000. I said no, I will fly economy I wouldn’t spend my money that way so I’m not going to spend yours any different than I would spend mine. When you spend other peoples money like it’s yours, then and only then do you truly understand what lean is all about.

Thanks
Paul