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What Would You Do?

Grab a pen and paper, I’m giving you an assignment. Below are three relatively common management situations. On your paper, pick at least one (feel free to try it with all 3) and write down your initial reactions. What questions … Continue reading

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A few links

As you can imagine, there is a lot going on behind the scenes in the MBM world. I am going to do my best to keep updating, especially as Good Profit is published and there should be lots to think about. … Continue reading

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How to Drive Diversity

It’s an expectation of leaders and supervisors to advance the MBM culture. One piece of that is having a diverse workforce that can help to create more value than we would have otherwise (check out last week’s post for more … Continue reading

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Diversity

Diversity is a key mental model in MBM and a key part of our culture. The Guiding Principle of Respect is: Treat others with honest, dignity, respect and sensitivity. Appreciate the value of diversity. Encourage and practice teamwork. With so many … Continue reading

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More on comparative advantage

When it comes to applying any mental model discipline is key. We have to have the discipline to recognize we need to use a certain mental model, the fortitude slow down to take the time to do it properly and … Continue reading

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A few stray thoughts on comparative advatange

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about comparative advantage lately and have a random assortment of thoughts about how it is applied (or misapplied) inside an organization. Comparative advantage is NOT just another way of saying strengths: The word … Continue reading

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Why bother with a management philosophy?

Once folks understand that MBM is a management philosophy, most people wonder why MBM organizations bother to put so much energy and effort into a philosophy. Below are some common questions on the topic. What is a management philosophy? A … Continue reading

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The role of profit

In MBM, the Knowledge Processes dimension draws upon several important mental models: prices, profit and loss, and free speech. The video below features economist Walter Williams discussing the role of profit and loss in a free society.  

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Lost In Translation

A recent work assignment involved helping with some translation work — it’s funny because I only speak English (and toddler). Basically, I was able to help by taking the translation and back translating it to English using software. The resulting … Continue reading

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A break in the new year

This is just a quick update to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know that I will not be updating the blog in Q1 of 2015. I’m working a sister project to this one that (has been … Continue reading

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