Archive for The American Innovator

World Forestry Tour – Vietnam

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 they visit factories and lumber mills in Vietnam.

World Forestry Tour – Cameroon Pt 5

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 and Scott Paul discuss what they learned during their visit to the Congo Basin Institute.

Running Around the World Pt 2

On this week’s show, shares another video from his adventures of running around the world. Part 2 gives us glimpses of Kazakhstan, Japan, Korea and New York City.

Running Around the World Pt 1

On this week’s show, travels with his wife, Leanne, and friends to South America. But it doesn’t get in his way of training for the Ironman.

Japan Study Mission Summary

On this week’s show, Paul Akers shares the highlights from his Japanese Study Missions. This year’s “one thing” is the “Joy of Kaizen”.

Juan Schulz

On this week’s show, Paul Akers shares a lecture he attended by Juan Schulz of Bariloche, Argentina on the topic of nazi war criminals who escaped to Argentina.

Cambridge Engineering

On this week’s show, Paul Akers visits Cambridge Engineering to tour their incredible Lean Facility. For more information on Cambridge Engineering, visit their website.

Filipe & Tino

On this week’s show, Paul Akers sits down and talks Lean with Filipe and Tino from Torre in Portugal. For more information on Torre, visit their website.

Porto, Portugal

On this week’s show, Paul Akers visits Filipe and Tino in Porto, Portugal and while there, visits Tanoaria Josafer and learns how they make wine barrels. They crank out about 100 barrels a day!

For more information about Tanoaria Josafer, visit their website.

Kazakhstan Adventures

On this week’s show, Paul Akers travels to Kazakhstan and shares his experiences staying at a hunting lodge where he went in the banya (sauna) then jumped in the frozen lake.