Banish Sloppiness

How I Fell in Love with Precision While Working in Japan
Narrated by: Paul A. Akers
Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Listen to this audiobook to learn how precision in the workplace helps eliminate waste and produces higher quality.

©2019 Fastcap Press (P)2019 Fastcap Press

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2nd best

the second best book, behind 2 Second Lean, you will ever read! I love Paul's reading enthusiasm.

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interesting read

very insightful book. I was unfamiliar with the ways of Japanese life and learned a great deal

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este libro expone de forma magistral el tipo de cultura que todos soñamos tener en nuestras familias y en nuestros países. el autor se está convirtiendo en un referente para mi empresa y para mi persona.

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Precision: The building block of quality

I've follow Paul's teachings for several years now. His previous books & videos have been instrumental in changing my outlook on organizational performance. 2 Second Lean can teach anyone to see waste. Indeed, it's changed my views entirely. With Banish Sloppiness, I found this book to be enlightening to the root cause of waste. If a work process or business function lacks precision, it is sloppy. If it is sloppy, it's difficult to achieve quality. A product or service that does not deliver quality will undermine trust. This book helped clarify to me that PRECISION is the path to quality AND eliminating waste. A precise process has fewer steps, is more efficient, is more controlled, and has been implemented with more respect. Without a doubt, a precise process will deliver higher quality. Better for the customer, better for the team members, better for the world. Thanks for sharing such enlightening material Paul!

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  • 12-09-19

Paul Akers The Legend

I have listened to and followed Paul’s teachings for years. 2 second lean changed the way my business operates and how all the team members I work with think. This book is a great review and reminder of the precision and respect Japanese people have. The rice grain culture has created a culture of respect for all resources they have. I was lucky to spend a week with Paul in Japan. This book is a great representation of the biggest takeaways from that study mission. Mottainai. Arigatōgozaimashita.

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Never thought about this!

I spent my whole life trying to do the best job I could but never considered how sloppiness was undermining my efforts. Just as important I never considered how Precision would accelerate my efforts. Stewardship is no longer a part of what I do it is the core of what I do. Being precise and banishing sloppiness will allow me to be a Thoughtful effective steward of the amazing gifts I have been given.

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  • 12-14-19

Excellent book

I am one of the privileged people to have been on a Paul Acres Japan Study Mission. This book looks at lots of the things that are studied on those tours. After reading 2 Second Lean I became a raving fan of Paul and 2 Second lean. Always striving for improvement this book explains Paul’s passion for perfection and encourages the reader to reach for perfection too

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  • 12-12-19

Amazing Book!

Paul teaches us to be respectful of people and resources (the twins). Have big eyes, big ears, and a small mouth. Be observant and respectful of everything and everyone. Live consciously and and aware of everything around you. Don’t waste anything- not even a grain of rice. Paul is extremely genuine and passionate and practices what he preaches. His childlike wonder is very rare and very much coveted!