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  • Why I Love Baseball
    There is no clock
    90 feet between bases is genius
    There are secret signs
    Hanging curveballs are sexy
    Numbers are magic: 755, 56, 7, 61, 1.12
    Tinker to Evers to Chance
    Ivy at Wrigley
    The Green Monster
    The suicide squeeze
    Cracker Jack
    Walt Whitman liked it
    Jackie Robinson and Pee-Wee Reese
    It just feels American
    The seventh-inning stretch
    Guys in tight pants
    Bull Durham
    There’s no crying in baseball
    A great play at the plate
    High socks
    Spring training
    Keeping score
    The rubber game
    The infield fly rule
    162 chances

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Gavin Heaton

Maybe I am just cynical, but we have been having this conversation for years. Literally years.

When the rest of your company is structured around quarterly KPIs, ensuring that "values" gain the attention of executives or perhaps more importantly, middle managers (who do the majority of hiring), requires some linkage to performance. Aspiration is great. Would love to know if Hal Yoh has a tangible activation program that runs in parallel to the standard performance stream.


Hi Gavin - thanks for bringing this up. Note that he didn't say they don't measure performance on values. The values are the *baseline* and if your performance isn't in line with them, you will get dinged, but you won't be bonused simply for doing what is expected. (They may have something in place for above-and-beyond performance on values, but I don't know.) If I can find out the answer to your question about tangible activation, I will post it and let you know.

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