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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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Amazing book!!!!

Loved it ! I didn't want this book to end. I learned so much about Japanese culture and can't wait to implement some kaizen improvements to my life!

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Time to look deep within!

Okay, let me start by saying..
-We have a lot to do!
-Not tomorrow, but right now!

If you don't know of Paul A. Akers, search Amazon (right now!). Read '2 Second Lean' and then 'Banish Sloppiness'. Prepare to have your entire existence and way of thinking turned on its head.

At first glance, I thought the author was speaking of what an individual needed to do in order to achieve the goals of the well crafted lessons and examples given in the book 'Banish Sloppiness'. But, this is so much bigger than that.

It's not enough to just change one's self, but strive to understand how self discipline harmoniously works with everything and everyone. This is not a ME experience, it is a WE experience. Lots of contrasting examples of our normal way of doing things, versus the Japanese way of perfecting all things done.

Perfection is not the enemy of good enough. Things should be done right the first time!

After all, "if you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?". -Coach John Wooden

Don't take my word.. Check it out!!
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#wastehunter #kaizen #kanban #bonsai #leanmindset

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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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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!