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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-18

For sports players

The book seemed like an ad for sports players, with a lot of braggadocio on who the author helped (Michael Jordan, etc.), whereas I hoped it to be a motivational book that would be applicable in the work environment. Not what I was looking for.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-16

Excellent Summary of Lean Concepts

Any additional comments?

This is an excellent summary of the Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) concepts. For those who are new to these ideas, it should give you a basic idea of the methodology involved.

It will not give you the knowledge to go out and immediately implement the LSS ideas. I don't know if any book would do that. But it will at least better familiarize you with what sort of things are focused on, as well as the terminology and framework behind LSS.

There is some repetition of key-points. Some people might not like that. But, if you're driving in your car and can't give the audio-book your full attention, it's nice, particularly when you think to yourself, "What did the author just say?" (and prepare to rewind). Or maybe that just happens to me? Also, I think that by repeating some key information, it helps with the memorization of these concepts.

In any case, you won't be a LSS Blackbelt when you're done listening to this audio-book. But this audio-book will certainly help you as you begin your journey into the concepts of continuous improvement, which starts with you and, ideally, results in significant improvements in the work place.

Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-16

Hit-piece

Author seems to have grudge. Trash journalism. Disappointing. The guy isn't perfect -- and I don't know who is (including the author) -- but author seems iconoclastic, wanting to vilify Musk. I bet he wishes he didn't bother to take time out of his schedule to meet with her.

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-16

Motivational

Good ideas to succeed, through persistence and recording. If the program is properly followed, listener is likely to benefit.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-20-16

Good overall review of process

If you could sum up Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides in three words, what would they be?

Insightful, Well-Researched, Intelligent

What was one of the most memorable moments of Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides?

The book gives a good background and understanding of both the Scrum methodology and Agile, as well as their relationship to one another.

Which scene was your favorite?

The Scrum methodology seems to be gaining more widespread uses, and is now even used in some high schools, and had more of an interest in that. I also liked the book's focus on not only the benefits of Scrum/Agile to that of typical waterfall methodology, but problems that may be encountered. Such an understanding is obviously worthwhile to understand for those departments that decide to transition to these approaches.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I really enjoyed listening to this book, which helped to reinforce concepts and improve my understanding of such. Great book.

Any additional comments?

Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-16

Inspiring, awesome ideas

What made the experience of listening to 2 Second Lean the most enjoyable?

Akers understanding of what it takes to promote lean concepts within the business environment is truly admirable.

What was one of the most memorable moments of 2 Second Lean?

Realizing that the small improvements can make all the difference.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful lean book. Worth listening!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Awesome book

Would you listen to How to Win Friends & Influence People again? Why?

Despite when this book was first written (though it has been updated since), the author was truly a pioneer on understanding the human psyche. If his tenets are followed - and believed in - I truly feel that they can improve all sorts of relationships - from business to personal.

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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-11-14

Some interesting points but unimpressive

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Most of the book seemed pretty generic. It did provide some info worth listening to, so it wasn't a total waste, but much of it was pretty much general knowledge. The puns were annoying, certainly not amusing.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful