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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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Learning from Stories: James Bond and How Swiss Watches Survived

I think we can learn a lot about MBM® from stories and case studies – even stories that don’t happen in MBM organizations. A colleague of mine sent me a great story about disruptive innovation. It’s told in the form … Continue reading

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Leadership

Leadership never seems to go out of style. Type “leadership” into any search engine and you’ll get everything from the latest blog post from an MBA student to a CEO’s manifesto to that latest sports figure memoir to who knows … Continue reading

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Prices Convey Knowledge

As a graduate student, I spent many hours in a computer lab writing code to run statistical models (yes, it was almost as awful as it sounds). One afternoon, after hours of doing battle with my code, I picked up … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy

Below is a video telling the story of a person with an entrepreneurial spirit that is crushed by bureaucracy. As you listen to the story, think about how it translates into the organization.   What are some ways we can … Continue reading

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How would you coach?

Below is a made up situation that represents known misunderstandings or misapplications of MBM®. Use the comments to leave your thoughts about how you would coach in this situation. Sarah is a member of a branding team. She’s asked for … Continue reading

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How to Fight Global Poverty

Here’s a video with some great reminders about how amazing free societies are and why MBM(R) is based on the ideas of a free society.  

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How would you coach?

Below is a made up situation that represents known misunderstandings or misapplications of MBM®. Use the comments to leave your thoughts about how you would coach in this situation. William comes to you in a panic. He says, “We have … Continue reading

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Studying the Guiding Principles: Respect

Guiding Principle 9 – Respect: Treat others with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. Appreciate the value of diversity. Encourage and practice teamwork. Many of you know that there are no idle words in MBM®. Each word is there for a … Continue reading

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Competitive Advantage versus Comparative Advantage

Often, when I get the chance to hear about a new project or initiative I’m told, “we have the comparative advantage.”  My immediate reaction to this is (sometimes voiced, sometimes not): “Compared to whom or what?” The beauty of comparative … Continue reading

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