Why should you read this book? For me, the epiphany of "banishing sloppiness and falling in love with precision" began on one of the most important journeys of my life. I identified my sloppiness and used Japanese thinking to transform my life into a new "kodawari" (uncompromising and relentless pursuit) of precision and quality. The Japanese have overcome tremendous adversities, both self-imposed and from external conditions, yet developed one of the most remarkable cultures in the world. This book will give you insights into how they did it and how I applied their thinking in my life and work.
To Banish Sloppiness... we first have to recognize just how sloppy we are. You don't just learn this and then become perfect and precise in one fell swoop. It is a life long journey. There will still be mountains of sloppiness and waste everywhere and in everything you do. But what is important is that you begin the journey today. My hope and prayer is that this book might begin a journey in your life that creates greater fulfillment and respect for the abundance and blessings we have all been given. Remember, it's not about perfection. It's about starting the journey to perfection. This is the joy I experience every day, knowing that I am more thoughtful of the gifts that I have been given. Being wasteful benefits no one... but being thoughtful benefits everyone.