Cover of Understanding and Creating Vision and Mission Statements by Linetsky & StojsicBarry L. Linetsky, 2020. All Rights Reserved

The Myth of the Memorable Mission Statement

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It is a common perspective amongst leaders that an organizational statement of purpose must be short, memorable and motivating like the world’s greatest marketing slogans or brand tag lines. What these executives are never able to validate is why this is better or more important than a more comprehensive statement that explains and communicates the purpose of the business.
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Walt Disney’s Method for Converting Failure into Success: Contrast and Extension

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Throughout his roughly forty-five-year career, from Kansas City, Missouri, to California and Florida, Walt Disney marched towards a higher vision of possibility and actuality as seen in contrast to the “failed” solutions of business and urban planning conventions. He was an innovator.
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Failure Can Be Mined for New Knowledge and Unseen Opportunities

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In the right context and when appropriately framed, the identification of failure is one the best way to scout out and identify the possibilities for improvement. To the keen entrepreneurial eye, the failure of others can shine light on potential opportunities.
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Does More Failure Bring More Success?

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There is a strange idea that has been floating around the world of management for the past few decades. It is this: failure is good and should be both encouraged and embraced.
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The Process of Creative Destruction in Walt Disney’s Success

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With the recent interest in applying Austrian economic theory towards a better understanding of managerial effectiveness, there is value in reflecting on Walt Disney’s career through an Austrian lens.
How Economic Thinking Can Benefit Consumers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs (Part 8)Barry L. Linetsky, 2019

The Solution Is In How We Solve Problems

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A technique to improving managerial performance when planning is to take into account the second and third-order consequences and implications of one’s actions across an expanding time period. The farther out one is able to project and consider, the better.
How Economic Thinking Can Benefit Consumers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs (Part 7)Barry L. Linetsky, 2019

The Search For A Valid Methodology Of Human Action

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The term praxeology is used to convey the general scientific study of human behaviour as differentiated from the study of the clockwork deterministic physical scientific world of natural stuff void of consciousness.
How Economic Thinking Can Benefit Consumers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs (Part 6)Barry L. Linetsky, 2019

The Unseen Unintended Consequences of Intended Actions

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Henry Hazlitt does an excellent job presenting the importance of recognizing and always taking into consideration the likely unseen and unintended consequences of intended action in the realm of economics in his classic book Economics in One Lesson.
How Economic Thinking Can Benefit Consumers, Managers, and Entrepreneurs (Part 5)Barry L. Linetsky, 2019

Unicorns In Cubicle Farms

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Awareness of the Unicorn Problem helps to shine light on why it is that our aspirational good intentions to achieve outstanding results – in politics and in the workplace – so often differ widely from our capabilities and our profound disappointment in the actual results of our collective team efforts.