Archive for Paul Akers

Organizing Cords

Paul Akers demonstrates his simple 2 Second Improvements for today. Are you fixing something that bugs you each day?

Is it really good enough?

Thank you Tadahiro Kawada

Paul Akers and Team 17 of the Japan Study Mission say thanks to Tadahiro Kawada for the job site visit where lots of Lean learning took place.

Lean Hood

Paul using Lean principles to fix what bugs him out his hood. And he keeps warm to boot! Want to know what is in Paul’s Lean Velcro and Kaizen Kits? About a minute into this video he discusses the kit.

[In Russian]

Caspian Sea Project

Paul is getting checked out before visiting the BI Group’s Caspian sea job site. Impressive standards!


What was Paul’s biggest Lean mistake?

Elizabeth, from Just-In-Time Cafe, interviews Paul Akers about his book, 2 Second Lean and how to live Lean and love it every day!

Are you a Pinto or a Ferrari?

In Paul Akers’ book, Lean Health, he asked the question, “Do you treat your body like a Ferrari or a Pinto?”

Lean FastCap Style

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How to start 2 Second Lean

Paul Akers answers a question on how to get started with 2 Second Lean.

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!”