Category Archives: Sea Stories

Conflict Resolution

I’ll never forget a question I kept getting from an Associate. I never had a good answer (or an answer at all). The question stuck in my brain: “What does MBM have to say about conflict resolution?” It’s only in … Continue reading

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Creeper

Trying to keep up the “sea stories” in the blog, I was recently reminded about two examples of using “vision” in real life. Call it “mission creep.” Call it a lack of discipline.  Call it a failure to follow unclear … Continue reading

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What’s New?

Every now and again I pop over to Stanford’s ECorner to see what’s new. Here are a few new clips from the past 4 months or so. First, here’s Bill Gross talking about “Motivation Through Equity and Risk-Taking.” Next, Guy Kawasaki suggests you … Continue reading

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Sea Stories: Shooting the Messenger

Our company had followed a typical pattern: a start-up tech company with a hit product which sold a gazillion copies. Stock price continually rising, making many early employees moderately wealthy. Follow-on product is also a big success and morale is … Continue reading

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Fatal Organizational Conceit

For those who think the central planning conceit of socialism is a dead issue in contemporary politics, I offer this implementation diagram of the new health care law:   Can you get a better, more compelling visual of Hayek’s Fatal … Continue reading

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Sea Stories: Tales from a High School Entrepreneur

This is a sea story by one of our alumni. This alumni continues to be amazed at how much he has to learn about applying MBM through his role as a trainer.  Prior to that experience, he was moonlighting in the commercial Property/Casualty insurance … Continue reading

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Sea Stories

I’ve mentioned before that I love stories. Stories help us transmit knowledge and are generally awesome. Those of you who have hung out with the regular MBM bloggers know we all pretty much love the book Corps Business (the stories and lessons in … Continue reading

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