thanks mike ryall

Thanks to Michael Ryall for guest blogging here at orgtheory.  Mike’s guest stint was short but provocative.  Well, he enjoyed blogging enough to get involved with – so you can continue to follow him there.

OK, and while I’m advertising – here are a few posts that orgtheory folks might be interested in:


Written by teppo

October 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Posted in blogs, guest bloggers

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  1. I followed the link to StrategyProfs when it was announced and found it not as satisfying as OrgTheory.

    Perhaps, as Mike Ryall suggests, the study itself is not agreed on its fundamentals.

    While I certainly did not send “hate mail” about Steve Jobs (someone else did that), I did comment twice on the weaknesses in the presentation. Allow me to suggest here that we can look at every desk in an organization and never find the organization. Human anatomy has never identified the soul. As I said there, Jobs took a lot of praise and criticism in his life and only his passing brought a lot of both together for a moment.

    I just watched the Sid Winters video. It missed the forest for the trees, or more technically relied on the fallacy of the stolen concept. Bringing a product to market is complicated; and as Winters notes, it requires much more than having a single bright idea. Absent the “lightbulb” however, what would be brought to market? And how would it get there, but for very many smaller instances of the same kind?

    Strategy is a midrange study, between ethics and tactics. Perhaps that broad gray space must remain the source of untestable suggestions. In that, it might be an innovation itself, an incubator for new ideas some of which will reach maturity.


    Michael Marotta

    October 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  2. Thanks Teppo. I would have blogged here more, but you are the one who coaxed me in to StrategyProfs shortly after coaxing me in to the OrgTheory stint. Enjoyed it here and loved interacting with your readership. Looking forward to more provocative fun in the new SP blog!



    October 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

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