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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.

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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

Fantastic Book

Paul Akers is one of the best "how to" writers in the world today. His latest book Banish Sloppiness lives up to every expectation. It tells of Paul's personal journey and growth showing examples of ideas he has taken to improve his life and business from the Japanese culture.
The book looks at the Japanese and what has made them the economic power house and world leaders in manufacturing
Like many of his other books it is helpful to read 2 Second Lean (his first book) as it gives an excellent incite into Paul's thinking and methodology

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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!