Podcast #136 – Paul Akers, His New Book “2 Second Lean”


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Our guest for episode #136 is Paul Akers, President of FastCap and author of the book 2 Second Lean.

Here, we are talking about the new book and how small improvements that save two seconds in your daily work can contribute to an engaging and fun “Lean Culture.” You can also view a video recording of the discussion here on YouTube.

Paul was previously a guest on episode #122, talking about LeanAmerica.org, so please check that out too.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/136.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

  1. Mark Graban says

    Here is a 5-minute bonus Q&A video with Paul answering one more question:


  2. […] future. The Democrat clearly wants it and the Republican candidate, Rob McKenna (supported by local Lean advocate Paul Akers, who made Lean a center piece of his U.S. Senate primary run) wants Lean as well (see this […]

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