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Takeaway #38: Speak Less, See More via #BDP + #krsone

It takes concentration for fresh communication

Observation, that is to see without speaking

Take off your coat, take notes, I am teaching

Boogie Down Productions     Poetry 

Success in the market economy is based in part on the quality of information to which one has access.  The quality of that information is dependent on the instrument you have to access the information.  Broadband access is better than dial-up.  A team of analysts can be better than one or two wise-guys.  Nonetheless, no matter how much access you have to the information, it is useless if it is not used or received by people who listen with the intent of making use of the information.  These are the active listeners.  These people are concentrating on what is said and the purpose for which it is being communicated and the number of ways in which the information applies to their current situation.  This takes a certain heightened level of concentration.  Anything else is just dumb hearing.  Make sure those gathering intelligence are in active listening mode.

To truly observe, it also requires that one not speak or insert oneself unnecessarily into the process.  The less that is said, the more that you will hear, the more you will learn and there fore the more who will know, and therefore actually understand.  Then you will truly see.





Bonus:  Listening Lessons from no-longer-the-loudest-guy-in-the-room

About codemizell

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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