I was fortunate enough in my younger days to study the Martial Art of Jeet Kune Do.  I wasn’t very good, but I did enjoy it.   I took away from the experiance a number of Bruce Lee’s lessons.   The one that stands out the most is his philosophy of  “absorbing what is useful”.  His approach to martial arts,  which was counter to the established arts, was to take the best pieces of different styles and methods,  keep what works best for you and disregard the rest.    In modern business language this is the essance of Continious Improvement or Lean.  In future posts i’ll delve deeper into the training methods he used to improve his skills and how they integrate perfectly with Boyds OODA loop.   Hint, it’s all about the implicit feedback.


Check out this great article on Bruce Lee and his philosophy.

Top Ten Bruce Lee Lessons for Business.