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Meet the New MIX—and M-Prize News
Meanwhile, some M-Prize news: The competition for the world’s first management innovation prize has officially closed—and the judging has begun! We’d like to send out a hearty thanks to the hundreds of MIXers who poured their bold thinking and tremendous effort into crafting STORIES and HACKS aimed at tackling the moonshots of Increasing Trust, Reinventing Leadership, and Taking the Work out of Work. We are inspired and energized by the sheer variety and originality of the submissions—and we and our panel of Mavericks are hard at work on the difficult task of choosing just a few winners.
As a reminder, the six winners of the M-Prize will not only gain global recognition (including mention in Gary Hamel’s Wall Street Journal blog and a feature in the McKinsey Quarterly), they will also be recognized on the stage at next year’s World Innovation Forum (WIF) and receive free registration to attend the event (a $2,200 value). The grand winner earns a coveted speaking slot on the stage of the WIF, alongside such celebrated thinkers as Dan Pink, Clayton Christensen, and Roger Martin.
While those prizes are pretty amazing, we believe we’ve all already won. The more progressive management ideas and practices we unearth and spread, the more effective all of our organizations will be—and the more engaging, productive and rewarding work will be for the people inside them. So thanks again for your extraordinary contributions. Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners in mid-November.