Archive for Paul Akers

World Forestry Tour – Paul’s New Taylor Guitar

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video, Bob Taylor presents Paul Akers with a beautiful, custom made 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

Home Gym Freestyle Swim Bench Improvement

Paul Akers discusses the improvements he has already made to his bench press to practice swimming in the gym. He uses FastCap’s Kaizen Foam to transform his bench press.

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam, visit our website.

World Forestry Tour – Hawaii

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video, Nick Koch shows the team the work being done on the big island of Hawaii.

How to Mentally Prepare for an Ironman

Paul Akers discusses how he mentally prepares for an ironman. Guess what…it is all in your head!

In the Gym Swim Training

Paul Akers discusses how he uses his bench press to practice swimming in the gym. He uses FastCap’s Kaizen Foam to transform his bench press.

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam, visit our website.

2 Things for Success?

Paul Akers provide insight to Scott about what you need to be successful. Great mentors and making yourself as Lean as possible.

World Forestry Tour – Fiji – Amazing Knox

Paul Akers takes us along as he documents Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, on his World Forestry Tour where a small team journeyed around the world to increase awareness of sustainable forestry practices.

In this video, Paul records an amazing singer/songwriter in Fiji named Knox.

13 Forward-Thinking Insights for Busy Leaders, Innovators & Entrepreneurs

Paul Akers was interviewed by Forward Thinking Workplace. To see the whole interview and find the answers to the questions below, press here.

Q1: How can we create workplaces where every voice matters, everyone thrives & finds meaning, and change & innovation happen naturally?

Q2: How do we get an employee’s full attention and best performance?

Q3: What do people really lack and long for at work?

Q4: What is the most important question leaders should be asking employees?

Q5: What is the most important question employees should be asking leaders?

Q6: What is the most important question we should be asking ourselves?

Q7: What has been the most intriguing aspect of your lean journey?

Q8: If you were going to add a question to this interview from a lean perspective, what would it be?

Q9: What question is at the heart of lean?

Q10: What is the biggest misunderstanding about lean?

Amazing Kaizen Foam Improvement

Paul Akers and Tyler Erickson come up with a very nifty way to display FastCap’s PowerMags using FastCap Kaizen Foam. Now that’s a great Lean improvement.