Fast Growth Management Memes
WHAT IS A MEME?
It is like a personal value statement -- “Do unto others.
Combat-tested truisms that have competitively emerged over
They guide you towards more successful decisions.
The smallest unit of intellectual message that can be
transferred from mind to mind.
Businesses have many types.
Meme plex. - mega guidelines.
Respect for and progress of the employee (see Personnel).
Appreciation for, closeness to, and meeting the needs of the
Grow a business or perish.
Strategy-planning Section One
Another example Section
They are inter-related. A firm does many of them or few,
not, for example, about 25% across the board.
“Happy families are all alike;
every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
THE BENEFITS OF WRITTEN, SPOKEN, UNDERSTOOD AND PRACTICED
There is one vocabulary and working value system; this
contributes to the laser beam effect.
Good and mutually consistent decisions are made by many
employees without management tradeoffs.
Superior performance results from practicing things
formally and consistently.
Informal and inconsistent practices waste time and are
Formal, consistent practices create habits and anticipate
New people can be grown much faster with a common
“PRACTICING STRATEGY FOR” F.G.M.M’s.
Memorize all the FGMM’s; use shorthand phrases or symbols
when possible to make it easy to remember (sticky).
Rate yourself, your department, or your company on the
current practice of all FGMM’s on a 0 - 10 basis.
Pick one to three memes that you or your area could focus
on, discuss and consciously do better - improve habits.
Try to relate every decision/action, especially difficult
ones, to some meme and see what direction it suggests.
Many of the FGMM’s can be modified to apply to your
personally or your own family. Try doing that and re-doing the steps above.
Meme can replace supervision and encourage a person to
feel responsible, trusted and capable beyond their normal experience base.
Most wisdom that you see in people is learned first
through memes from good teachers and later appreciated.
Memes (like genes) can mutate. Constantly test and modify
them against every changing conditions.