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
Timely post. I’ve been thinking “what the hell does that mean” in rears to Facebook. Two things in particular: what’s it mean that so many seem fascinated by the results of the IPO? Did people really think they’d get a quick turn-around on their investment? GM pulling ads sent a clear signal that should have resonated with every level of investor. Second, I think unread FB is moving I to mobile device market? Hope I read that wrong bc WTH does that mean? Seems a disaster. Scott D Anthony just posted a really informative graph that I’d guess MZ and team have also seen that indicates the losing proposition of moving into that market sector. Seems a move away from core competences; though, of course, the device would complement the service. Compete with Apple on this? Really? Good luck with that. Maybe I misread somewhere. Have been distracted. Anyway, I’m waiting on some clarity on the IPO and/or valuation thing. This far, Joe Nocera seems to be one of the few saying anything I’m finding meaningful.
Sorry for typos! Not a fan of touch screen typing!
Yes, interesting with a 25% drop off the IPO price….we will see….I still think Damodaran showed the most discipline on valuation…
Ha. Agreed. I like his idea of bankers being “inept” my word was “idiots” but inept is more politically correct and less hostile. Damodaran is on point. I had a conversation with an Ambassador last year who shared with me a nugget of wisdom, “don’t take the issue personally when incompetence is most likely the reason.” Not very hopeful for diplomacy or markets!
And I am SO not feeling like a change agent today… needed this post.