Re: BB literally putting on a clinic.
posted at 5/4/2013 5:23 PM EDT
In response to neinmd's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
This is a really interesting piece on Extra Points. It's quite a gesture by BB to Schiano. It also gives draftniks and fans a window into BBs connection with Rutgers, and how much stock he puts into trusted opinions from coaches.
Still, it is amazing that in what is still a business that coaches would help each other like this out of cameraderie. It's also a testament to BB's professionalism that other coaches would come seek his guidance with these "front office" and "coaches office" logistics.
In an era of free agency and salary caps, the only enduring competitive advantage for a team is its management and its learning curve. Bill is brilliant at both. He has a strategic vision and stays true to it but he also has the ability to create processes and structure that allow him to step-and-repeat his way to consistent success while the world around him changes and evolves. You have to be a student of leadership to truly appreciate what he has built. I would also like to add that if you have a system that you are WAY down the learning curve on, it is smart to prosletyze it across the industry. The higher its adoption rate, the greater your chances of building your cycles of learning advantage. I am not saying that this is why BB is opening his inner sanctum to the Bucs, but it does not hurt him or the Patriots. This guy is very special leader and we as fans, and the Krafts as stockholders, are very fortunate to have him guiding the Patriots.
Nice post, ZB!
Thanks man. Welcome to the forum, haven't seen you here before. That is as good a post as I've seen on the topic.
"I would also like to add that if you have a system that you are WAY down the learning curve on, it is smart to prosletyze it across the industry. The higher its adoption rate, the greater your chances of building your cycles of learning advantage."
You are kind of skirting what was maybe the underdeveloped part of my post too. It's interesting to here football team operations discussed as a "business" or a "faculty". I'm not talking about the dollars and cents aspect (which is discussed ad nauseum). But I am discussing the kind of day to day planning and managment (time, support personell, etc) is interesting to me. I'm sure BB and Ernie Adams have a model for this too.
But, re., your point, it's interesting when you think about traditional intellectual property ideas that form different business models. The debate is almost like open source vs proprietary design, to bring it into another realm by way of analogy.
IF the first goal is establishing a repeatable step-by-step process, the second would be securing that process, or inuring it against change by seeing to its modularity across an inudstry. That can be accomplished by having other people adopt its fundamental aspects.
Moreover, I realize you are applying this to managment models (we've done this at one of the universities I've worked at, essentially farming and exporting our composition program mangagement model) and increasing adoption of your model ensures a kind of reproduction of the conditions of production.
The long and short of it: you are outsourcing (for free) some small component of professional development and training? Second, you are establishing your superiority in general experience level and innovation experience in what will be an industry standard, thereby giving yourself an advantage in any personell swap within the "network" using your model.
I take it that the advantage might be seen by being able to staff yourself in the future with already indoctrinated or otherwise prepared professionals, if that is what you are sort of hinting at. You are right, we can't tell for sure that is why they do it, but it makes more sense than simple camaraderie and charity in what (as I openly question) is still a business.