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2 Second Lean will flip your world right-side up. It's a practical way to improve your life every day by making a simple two-second improvement. Join author, business expert, radio show host, and international speaker Paul A Akers, as he takes you on a LEAN journey that will transform every aspect your life - from your home to the office.

©2011 Paul A. Akers (P)2015 Paul A. Akers

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I Listened To This Straight Thru!

What did you love best about 2 Second Lean?

I really enjoyed the fast pace and bite sized chapters. I'm a LEAN/Six Sigma green belt and I had a pretty good understanding of the basics prior to this, but I cued this up on a four hour drive from Houston to Dallas and back and listened straight through to the end. The author does a great job of making LEAN understandable and FUN! It was a great listen!

What about Paul A. Akers’s performance did you like?

Very engaging. Well done narration.

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Read it. Listen to it. Implement. REPEAT.

Giving the book 5-stars was the easy part. Implementing the ideas and developing a culture such as the one at Fastcap requires a little more work on the reader's part.

Paul Akers is a fascinating, inspiring "regular guy". Take what you will from this, but miss out on the lessons at your peril.

The delivery is excellent too, with Mr. Akers' passion coming through in spades throughout.

I can't recommend this book highly enough.

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This is a great starting point!!!

I have never been more inspired to learn more about "Lean Manufacturing". The greatest take away from this book, is to invest in the education of your people! Teach them to see waste!!! Awesome motivational book!!!

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Worth the Read

As a newly promoted Operations Director with a huge hit list of issues, and fires that need to be extinguished, this book confirmed I need to continue to empower the team to charge forward and fix what they see needs fixing. After listening to this book and hearing the energy and happiness that Paul has, I want nothing more than our team to enjoy coming to work and loving what the do and having fun doing it!

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Best damn book ever

Brilliant book, fantastic narration! Seriously mind blowing, get this book NOW! YOU ABSOLUTELY will not regret it!

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infectious

Paul's enthusiasm calls forth a positive desire to improve. lots of off script info and humor.

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This probably works for somebody

Not being an MBA or a beginner in Product Management in manufacturing the first half of the book just sounded like a hype infomercial. I was hoping for a few gems but didn't really hear anything different.

Couldn't continue due to narration and the book not telling me anything I didn't know.

On the flip side if you don't have any idea about lean and haven't had any formal training or exposure to Lean philosophy this could be for you.

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Useful

I don’t like the author’s excitement level. It seems somehow inauthentic. The book has some great ideas that are easily accessible to the layman despite his odd style.

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Life changing

With this book and Pinterest resources and work I'm starting to transform my business. So many best practices and info that I want to get ill be listening to again and again. Highly recommend to all! Thank you Paul

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  • dale waterson
  • 10-30-17

Excellent

Excellent book easy to understand narrated brilliantly would highly recommend... This strategy will deftenatly help my new business.

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  • Ally
  • 09-22-21

Easy to understand and insightful

Firstly it is narrated by Paul himself and his enthusiasm for lean is evident straight away. It could have been heavy going, but Paul keeps it light and the chapters short. It’s full of good info and ideas, so much so that I have listened to it 3 times.
If you want a slightly different perspective on lean this is a good step.
Highly recommended.

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  • Sebastian makemson
  • 07-10-20

Lean made fun

I have recently been given the opportunity to be trained as lead champion at the place i work. I stumbled across a video of Paul Akers showing a youtube channel around his amazing factory and really enjoyed Pauls energy and humour so i thought id download some of his audio books. Im so glad i did, he makes lean so much fun i love the way he applies lean to all sorts of things in life. Overall Mr Akers is highly entertaining and easy to learn from.

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  • Paul Pilling
  • 02-26-19

Insightful and enjoyable

Loved it live it breathe it would recommend to anyone who thinks they are lean

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  • Jemma Irwin
  • 01-30-18

LIFE CHANGING

THE no1 book anyone needs to read if they want to improve their business and their life.

Quick read, simple to understand and implement, even quicker to listen on audio. Paul Akers' YouTube channel is super helpful, quick practical videos also.

I love learning and 2 Second Lean is the best thing I've ever learnt, it's life changing. I now have more time to spend doing what I want to do in work and life.

Start this book now, don't put it off!

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  • Booklover77
  • 10-01-16

Amazing and helpful

Paul's energy and fresh approach to constant improvement has given me many fresh and simple ideas to implement immediately into my personal and business life. Highly recommended!! Thank you