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Designer, reader, writer. Sensemaker. Management thinker. CEO at MAQE — a digital consulting firm in Bangkok, Thailand.

Week 31, 2021—Issue #163

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Each week: three ideas on how to make work better. This week: three ideas on the nature of business strategy.

Hamilton Helmer’s 7 Powers — The Foundation of Business Strategy (2016) has become a prerequisite reading for tech entrepreneurs. …


Week 30, 2021 — Issue #162

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Each week: three ideas on and about the future of work. This week: three ideas on morality and ethics.

As is about to become apparent, I never took philosophy in school. I never studied ethics. But I still find it to be a fascinating topic. …


Week 28, 2021–Issue #160

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Each week: three ideas on and about the future of work. This week: three ideas on mOS—MAQE’s new organizational operating system.

This has been a long time coming but it’s finally time to unveil MAQE’s new organizational structure and operating system. …


Week 27, 2021 — Issue #159

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Each week: three ideas on and about the future of work. This week: three ideas from Horowitz’s 2019 What You Do Is Who You Are.

Takeouts below.

1. Core Virtues

Horowitz’s thesis is simply that actions speak louder than words. Culture is complex. It’s messy. And if you think culture creation entails pinning…


Week 26, 2021—Issue #158

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Each week: three ideas on the future of work. This week: a case study from organizational design firm The Ready.

My company — MAQE — is changing and I’ve been writing about Haier and Zappos in an effort to learn from their examples. Both make for fascinating case studies. But…


Week 25, 2021 — Issue #157

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Each week: three ideas for how to make work better. This week: three reasons why MAQE is adopting the Rendanheyi (RDHY) organizational model and philosophy.

Let’s dig in.

1. Complexity Conscious

We’re looking to make MAQE more resilient and adaptive to constant and continuous change. Doing so requires that we unbundle the organization…


Week 24, 2021 — Issue #156

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Each week: three ideas on and about the future of work. This week: three ideas on Zappos’ organizational model.

Zappos is a customer service company that just happens to sell… well, lots of things. They started with shoes but have since expanded into apparel and assessors etc. Their purpose is…


Week 23, 2021 —Issue #155

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Each week: three ideas on the future of work. This week: three ideas from the intersection of Rendanheyi and contracting.

Last week, I wrote that Haier — the Chinese white-goods conglomerate and creator of the Rendanheyi (RDHY) organizational model and philosophy — uses conditional contracts to govern interactions between its…


Week 22, 2021 — Issue #154

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Each week: three ideas on and about the future of work. This week: three ideas to help understand Rendanheyi.

Analogies and metaphors are tremendously useful when communicating new ideas. They have the power to make complex matters simple; they help us see things in a new light.

MAQE is implementing…

Andreas Holmer

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