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Kim's Current Thoughts On Going Forward

After more than a decade of dedicated research and development, Joe Pine and Kim Korn have discovered and defined how best to manage an enterprise - whether a two person startup or a century old corporate behemoth. After hitting this milestone, I (Kim) ran with it.

The first thing I did; write a book on our discovery called The Laws of Managing (TLOM). It is a very focused book containing the stripped down essence of regenerative managing. As said elsewhere, I operate in the spirit of collaborative exploration, agility, rapid prototyping, and minimum viable products (or ideas) that bring about unpolished works, writings, and even offerings.

TLOM

So TLOM gets published with minimal required functionality being just good enough to share an idea of such importance that it could wait no longer.  Its graphics are homemade. It makes little effort, OK, no effort, to enliven it with enlightening exemplars and compelling stories. Joe humored me in editing it and putting the final polish on what is there. But it is not his style of book, so don't direct any disparaging comments toward him. I will accept them all. 

Given this (a bit tongue in cheek) "publish then edit, then develop further, then publish more, different, and better later" approach is why I published TLOM with Dog Ear Publishing, a contract publisher, rather than seeking to partner with a conventional publisher. "Initial Edition" on the TLOM cover page means just that. There will be more to come later, but what we have for you not is phenomenal, for as far as it goes.

 

Reaping the Benefits of Our Exploratory Approach

In the short time that The Laws of Managing has been available, we have received precious feedback. In general, the book achieved its intent as a bare bones striped to the essence revelation of the essential structure of all managing and what it needs to be in order to regenerate enterprises.

On the other hand, many comments have led to very fruitful discussions of where to go next. The need for, and in some cases, how to radically improve the graphic images. How craft a better story. How to create enticing storylines that pull the reader along and enhance their understanding. How to get the message clear that regenerative managing applies to two or more people working together to create value, not just large established corporations. 

So continuing on in the spirit of lean, agile, experimentation, iteration, and open collaboration, I invite you to join in on the discussion of where we go next in bringing the regenerative managing body of knowledge to the world. Just go to the Discussion page to familiarize yourself with the issues and the possibilities to tackle them.