FARM LIFE NEWS
MBAg by Adam Erwin
Adam Erwin DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:55 AM CDT

Have you ever read one of those "Good to Great," "Who Moved my Cheese?" sort-of-corporate survival guides and thought, "Everybody raves about this book, but where's the pertinent advice about running a successful family farm?"

In as much as the business coaching world would like a "one-size-fits-all" strategy for big and small businesses, that shoe just ain't gonna fit. You want to be the one who tells my 84-year-old mother, who has hauled at least 2 million bushels of grain to the elevator in her 1976 Chevy C-65 tandem, that her efforts only achieved five of six Sigmas?

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