Down at Monterey Bay getting ready to speak to the great folks at XL Construction.
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!
A FastCap Team member discusses how to use Lean to build a pallet much faster.
Paul Akers and George clean their Porsches using Lean concepts.
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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Michael Shadow, of Sun Directed Solar Energy Systems, sent us this video of their latest improvement. Sometimes it is the little things.
“When I first introduced Lean to the Benchmark team I was a little uncomfortable with a comment from Paul Akers, author of 2 Second Lean, stating that “it all starts in the bathroom.” He maintains that there is no better place to start to build and maintain a culture of continuous improvement than in the bathroom. Everyone uses it, so it’s a perfect place to apply the 3 S’s: sweep, sort and standardize.”
To read the entire blog post by Denise Keller, of Benchmark, go to this link.