Hammer and Company, the management consulting firm that Michael Hammer founded, has posted a wonderful 12-minute video tribute on their site. I highly recommend it to anyone who knows or is interested in Michael Hammer’s work and life. I don’t know when this was posted; I just found it while cleaning up links on this new site.
It was great to see the MIT people in the video, including fellow Office Automation Group graduate students Stan Zdonik and Sunil Sarin. Of course there are lots of appearances from other business world giants, such as Clayton Christensen and Reengineering the Corporation co-author James Champy.
The text on his biography page describes how “his work remains relentlessly pragmatic.” That relentless pragmatism is one of the things I learned from him at MIT that contributed to the MusicXML format’s success.