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2014 Economic Freedom of the World Report

The 2014 Economic Freedom of the World Report was released earlier this month. As many of you know, this annual report includes some of the research that grounds very foundations of MBM. One of our key mental models is that … Continue reading

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Authentic Change

During a recent conversation with a colleague who is attempting to apply MBM in an organization of about 600 people the topic of authentic change came up. The reality is that many clever people can take the language of MBM, … Continue reading

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Individuals Versus Groups: “The Millennials”

One of the most deeply embedded mental models in MBM is the idea of individuals versus groups. The vast majority of MBM starts with the individual. This is in sharp contrast to thinking about groups (here are some examples – … Continue reading

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I Don’t Like to Read — How Can I Learn More about the Foundations of MBM?

If you ask a typical MBM Team member what you can do to learn more about the foundations of MBM, there’s usually a few things that come up over and over. One of those is reading a book, essay or … Continue reading

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Working the land

Today in the US, we are celebrating Labor Day. Labor Day is a holiday intended to be a tribute to the workers who have contributed to making the US a prosperous country. (Note: I say intended because I think most … Continue reading

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Work-Life Balance

I bet many of you were surprised by the title of this post. Work-life balance is something that has gotten a lot of press for the last decade or so. If you search the right terms, you’ll get all sorts … Continue reading

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MBM and Ambiguity

Once you’ve been in an MBM organization for a bit, you’ll notice there’s a level of ambiguity that comes along with MBM. Here are some examples: The flexibility of RR&Es can result in an ever-evolving day-to-day. I have a job … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Freedom

Today marks a special day. This day in history, 31 years ago, a trusted mentor of mine landed in the US. He didn’t have much money in his bank account, but he craved the freedom and since then has forged … Continue reading

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Ownership

Often when discussing the idea of ownership and property rights in a classroom setting, it seems silly — almost too straightforward. Most people in a theoretical sense will agree that people take better care of what they own than what … Continue reading

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So you’re new to MBM… What now?

Lately I’ve been in a lot of meetings with people who are new to MBM. When I say new to MBM, I mean people who have worked in an MBM organization from a couple of days to up a year … Continue reading

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