Category Archives: General

Why bother with theory?

One common misunderstanding about MBM (and about philosophies in general) is that it is a bunch of mental exercises, theory – not practice. So you’re probably not surprised to hear that I often get questions and comments that have an underlying tone which … Continue reading

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Learning More about MBM Principles from the News”

“Learning More about MBM Principles from the News” posts use specific news stories to try and prompt readers to identify consistency (or lack there of) with MBM principles.  I’m sure by now that many of you have heard about “Bountygate,” and … Continue reading

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Hmmm

Have you ever encountered something that seems counter intuitive but the more you thought about it the more you liked it? That’s how I felt this morning when I watched this short clip called “Doodlers Unite.” It seems counter intuitive … Continue reading

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Lacking Inspiration

Every now and then I get into a slump: not an emotional or physical slump, but a creativity slump. Usually it happens after spending a prolonged time thinking about one project or one thing. It’s like my mind starts to … Continue reading

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Use Your Words

I’d venture a guess that most aspiring MBM practitioners have been in at least one debate about the virtue or vice of using the MBM terminology versus just “walking the walk.”  I’m sure this isn’t just confined to MBM folks … Continue reading

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HBRR

I often cite it in my posts, but I haven’t done the greatest job of keeping up with the HBR blog lately.   So, I thought I’d go back and review (a Harvard Business Review Review) a few articles with MBM-related ideas: Reinventing Innovation at … Continue reading

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