Spread the message of good with my Now Rule mighty
Step up to the right, dispense and be known
Remember what I said is to teach your own
at home first, and as we disperse
I sparks your head like a cloudburst…
Brand Nubian ♦ Concerto in X Minor
The organization survives not just on ROI or decimating the competition. The organization survives because it has trained and mentored its less seasoned members and prepares for succession. An entity becomes a living, breathing perpetual force because it does not rely on one individual but upon a process and mechanism for fostering continuity and perpetuity the mission statement. This starts first by teaching your own at home. Do you have a formal mentoring program? Do you have a succession or business continuity plan? Do you have an institutionalized mechanism for passing on the institution’s historical knowledge or is that knowledge capital depleted when individual’s leave? The best organizations answer “yes” to all of the above.
This involves spreading knowledge in the community. Speak at professional gatherings and panels. This increases your and your organization’s profile. It builds good will and encourages others to share valuable insights and successes with you and your firm. The returns are many and often intangible and indirect, but bountiful in infinite ways.
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