Archive for Books

Lean Heath | Thomas Riner

Thomas Riner, of Farming Outside the Box, shared this video about incorporating Lean into his health.

For more information on Lean Health, go to this link.

Hello Hungary | 2 Second Lean Translation

Paul Akers discusses how 2 Second Lean is currently being translated into Hungarian. Stay tuned.

For more information on Paul’s book, 2 Second Lean, go to this link.

Lean Life Book is now available!

My latest book is now available…and it’s a game-changer! Lean Life is simply living our WHOLE life with intentionality and purpose.  It harnesses the very best elements of success in the professional world to revolutionize our personal world with deliberate precision, passion, meaning, joy, and excellence. Audio versions should be available in a couple of weeks.

Lean Life - Paul Akers

The Holy Triad

Paul Akers discusses The Holy Triad: Health; Relationships; Career. For more information on Lean Life, go to this link.

Run the Experiment

Paul Akers discusses the Lean concept called “run the experiment”. Here is what he learned through experimenting with an arch support.

Know Yourself

Paul Akers discusses the key to a Lean Life…know yourself! For more information on Paul’s book, Lean Life, go to this page.

Practicing Lean

“Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better.” I wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over. I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paperback from Amazon. 100% of proceeds are being donated to a nonprofit, the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. We’ve raised over $4000 so far for this important cause. Oh, and we created an audio book version, thanks to the volunteered efforts of a professional voice over artist, Sam Leigh. Her dad, Mike Leigh, wrote chapter 15. Sam reads all of the chapters except for mine, which I read myself. We’ve sold some audio books through along with the eBook version, but I thought putting the chapters out here as a podcast might inspire more people to go buy the book and possibly donate to the Batz Foundation. To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit Thanks.”

Paul Akers contributed Chapter 5. Check it out.

Lean Life Intro

Paul Akers shares the intro from his newest book, Lean Life, that should be will be available soon. For more information on Paul’s books, press here.

In-depth Insight on the Industry Books That Make a Difference

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Lean Life | In the studio

Paul Akers discusses his 4th book, Lean Life. This book should be available on Paul’s website in early 2019. For more information on Paul’s book, go to this link.