Paul Akers is the author of the ‘2 Second Lean,’ ‘Lean Health,’ and ‘Lean Travel.’ Paul is also the Founder and President of FastCap, a product development company with distribution in over 40 companies. He originally learned about lean thinking from Toyota when he toured their factory in Japan. Now people from all over the world tour his facilities at his business. He’s an Ironman, a pilot, a mountain climber, and probably a candidate for the world’s most interesting man. Above all, Paul is passionate about continuous development and spreading lean thinking to as many people around the world as possible.
In this episode, we talk about what lean thinking is, breaking the cycle of stagnant thinking, and applying lean thinking to your business and your life.
- What is lean thinking?
- Breaking the cycle of stagnant thinking
- Sweep, sort & standardize
- Embracing common sense
- Figuring out what you’re making too much of in your business