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Takeaway #25 geometric creativity inspired by #Mack10

***       You can either turn square or keep the mind of a rebel

some uppity living good some faced with death in the ghetto    ***

Mack 10 Based on a True Story

The entrepreneur is king.  Those stuck thinking square-cubed thoughts, i.e. in-the-box thinking are stuck with linear, arithmetic growth –2-4-6.  It is the “rebel” path that leads to geometric growth 2-4-8, outside-the-box thinking and the good life rewards that go with that.  I love Mack’s notion of “square.”  In one sense it is being a goody-two-shoe.  In another since it is literally the creation of bounded-thought.  A square literally forces you to stay in the 4 corners.  You are boxed in and are encouraged not to use the space outside of the lines.  The high-risk, high-reward scenario by definition can only be found outside of the box.  You have to do your work outside of the boundary lines.

 When you color outside of the lines there are no limits to the expression or the nature of growth and creativity.  If you like boxes, you can draw a bigger box over encapsulating the small square.  Hell you don’t even have to stay on the paper.  No matter what, you can’t get an growth bigger than 1 square box by 1 square box staying inside the lines.  The geometric growth requires breaking through. 

 

BPM TAKEAWAY#25:

  • COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES

  • GROW GEOMETRICALLY NOT ARITHMETICALLY

Related Link:  The creativity of Ceelo-Green

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The Beats Per Management collective (“The BPM”) is curator for C.O.D.E Mizell and supports the repurposing of hip hop content for professional success. BPM consists of former Hip Hop junkies now living in the corporate world. BPM members carried milk crates of 12” records when “bpm” used to mean beats-per-minute for mixing music, now BPM members focus on Excel spreadsheets, legal briefs, power points, whiteboard-scribbling and business plans. BPM cannot shake the instant recall of Hip Hop lyrics. The good news is that BPM realized that these lyrics had application to its daily management concerns. BPM does not claim to have captured the true artist intent in its lyrical analysis, BPM seeks only to celebrate the role that hype-lyrics can play in the daily grind to get business done in the corporate world. This is not a glorification of urban pop-culture or a debate on the poetic merits of rap, we leave that to the literary critics and socio-political commentators. If you disagree with BPM send us your spin on the lyrics. We have an open mind, and hope you do. The “BPM Takeaways” dispense reminders for your business day. Hopefully, the next time a referenced-cut is heard on the radio, it will trigger your “Takeaway” and not just flashbacks to the music video. A quote-a-day will make you a better executive. BPM hopes to keep all advice short and to the point – Executive Summary Style. Technically the lyrics are “raps” and the culture of the genre is “hip hop” but lets not get overly technical -- substance not form that controls here. The point is you are putting that untapped knowledge to use. And to think they said that Hip-Hop would get you nowhere…puhhleasse. -Roscoe Waxx for BPM

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