• Kaizen

  • The Japanese Secret to Lasting Change; Small Steps to Big Goals
  • By: Sarah Harvey
  • Narrated by: Shiromi Arserio
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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The magic of kaizen - the Japanese method of taking small steps to accomplish huge goals - is now here for everyone....

Experience the magic of kaizen - the Japanese way to create lasting change....

Lifestyle changes can be overwhelming: It’s hard to take on major goals without falling prey to self-doubt. But with kaizen, big goals become small, approachable steps. This Japanese method first made waves in the business world by launching Toyota to success; it also adds magic to Marie Kondo’s life-changing method of tidying up. As Kondo puts it: “You can take the first small step toward your dream today, and keep taking small steps to grow your passions.”

Now, Sarah Harvey unlocks kaizen’s amazing potential to enhance our everyday lives. Even the boldest intention (I should run a marathon someday) begins with the simplest step (Today, I’ll research local running groups). Kaizen is the key to improving our health, work, finances, relationships, habits, and - yes - homes!

©2019, 2020 by Sarah Harvey (P)2019 by Blackstone Publishing

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Bossy Sexist Snowflake's Guide to Slow Slow Change

I enjoyed the blinkist version of this book quite a bit, so I thought I'd try the full book. Honestly, I got 80% of the value of the ideas from the very abridged version. The actual practice of Kaizen isn't really further elucidated usefully over the term minute version and one has to slog through the incredibly feminine bias to examples... references to Michelle Obama's arms, uncomfortable bras and bashing of right wing ideas in favor of liberal ones. A book on change shouldn't be biased like this. Kaizen is an idea that should apply to everyone and a book should be written in such a way as to not alienate large chunks of the populace. But above all, it should demonstrate the concepts without the specifics of bullying us into drinking enough water (how many times does that need to be repeated?) and other specifics that are presented using jackal language (see Marshall Rosenberg) throughout.

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Great beginner book for those new to the mindset of improvement

Lots of great ideas and suggestions for taking small steps to improve your life. There is a lot of material focused on your personal life, so don’t assume it’s a business or technical book on improvement methods. I plan to recommend it to friends and family.

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Reiteration of other peoples thoughts

Just couldn’t sit it out it was dull. I was hoping for new ideas, but there wasn’t any.

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Kaizen in Life

This book offers good and practical ways of making use of Kaizen in our daily lives.