This post covers my final thoughts on Moshidora (What if a female manager of a high school baseball team read Drucker’s Management?).It is based on having seen all 10 episodes, but I avoid spoilers. My aim, principally is to tell you why you should watch it. More detailed coverage can be found here.

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The most emotionally intense episode also featured some interesting visual experiments.

Moshidora (What if a female manager of a high school baseball team read Drucker’s Management?) episode 9 was excellent. This was clearly the climax episode, with a lot of serious stuff going down. Further the episode had excellent pacing, with the first half ratcheting up the tension, until I was unsure I would even be able to articulate my reaction. The second half adds to the drama, and shows the return of kuro-Minami. I’m looking forward to the final episode, to see how loose strings are tied off, but I can already say that I loved this show, and would watch it again some day.

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The business enterprise is made up of human beings. The assumptions, opinions, objectives, and even the errors of people (and especially of managers) are thus primary facts for the management scientist. -- Peter Drucker

In baseball, mistakes made on the field are called “errors”.  Episode 8 of Moshidora (What if a female manager of a high school baseball team read Drucker’s Management?) shows us a few. There are also some off-field events that the characters might consider classifying as errors.

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Uh oh. This scene has me thinking something bad is gonna happen.

Moshidora 7 included some baseball action, and what seemed like foreshadowing of a sad event. Minami also opined on results versus process.

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A girl reading a book. Let's face it, at its heart, that is what this series is all about.

Episode 6 of Moshidora (What if a female manager of a high school baseball team read Drucker’s Management?) starts the final half of the series, and we see the team making what appear to be final preparations for the coming run at the national championship.

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Moshidora 5 – drama

April 30, 2011

Prepare to have your ass handed to you.

Moshidora episode 5 changes things up a bit. Instead of expounding upon the ideas of Peter Drucker, three key plot lines are advanced. Oh, yeah. Get ready for some dorama.

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It is not necessary for a business to grow bigger; but it is necessary—that it constantly grow better. ... Above all, innovation, is not invention. It is a term of economics rather than of technology. Non-technological innovations—social or economic innovations—are at least as important as technological ones. -- Peter Drucker

Wow! Moshidora 4 (What if a female manager of a high school baseball team read Drucker’s Management?) was very interesting on a number of levels. I only have space here to talk about a couple of them: 3 scales of innovation illustrated in this episode, and visual style. For me, personally, this was a very thought-provoking episode, so let’s get started!

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