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2 Second Lean

How to Grow People and Build a Fun Lean Culture at Work & at Home, 3rd Edition
Narrated by: Paul A. Akers
Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (379 ratings)

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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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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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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 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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Amazing and simple

Must listen for any organization considering or implementing lean. Simple and understandable. I'm not sure I'd want to do lean any other way.

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Amazing Ideas!

2 Second Lean was referred to me by the awesome folks at Sashco, and I'm glad they told me about it. We begin implementing Morning Meetings before we even finished the book and it has already made a change in our company, building a camaraderie and sense of team in our people that we didn't have before. Lean ideas are beginning to catch on and we are enjoying it. Looking forward to building this culture more and seeing where it will take us and our customers. Thanks, Paul, for making it so accessible and simple!

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  • UNION, MO, United States
  • 05-30-19

better than traditional lean

I really enjoyed this book. I prefer the "2 second" approach to the traditional lean.

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Lean made simple

Simple, yet effective narrative on what makes a company truly lean with an emphasis on empowering and growing people.

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helpful information

great starting tool for going lean! definitely things to take from this book. easy read

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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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  • 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