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Many years ago, during my tour of duty in the corporate ranks, I worked for a company that was headed toward real financial trouble if we didn’t make some changes. We were experiencing an “innovate or die” moment for the business. Faced with that dire reality, we reworked nearly every part of the business over the course of a couple years. It was a grueling and exhilarating process. Ultimately, our efforts […]

Jason- This is where it all falls apart. My points have nothing to do with being lazy or careless, but everything to do with how we use data. The same data points can be used to justify completely different decisions depending on how the data is provided and framed. This is not because of laziness or carelessness, but simply due to natural cognitive bias and human nature. While some professions […]

Categories: Accountability, Behavior

Hey man- I like it. I like it a lot. When I was in college there were a few times that the topic of professor feedback came up. We had the opportunity to evaluate our professors at the end of every semester, but a) that information was not used by the administration in evaluating the performance and competency of the professors, and b) that information was not made public. Wouldn’t […]

Jason- Thanks for your thoughts on talent…I am not going to skewer you and I do not think that you need to put your helmet on.  I am also perfectly fine if we do not come up with something that is directly measurable…I am just interested in a framework for understanding talent that is logically sound and easily understood. You define talent as:  the potential to develop a remarkable ability. […]

Categories: anarchy, Behavior, future, Joe, talent

Jason- I appreciate your answers to the questions about culture.  The reason I say that we need a new definition of culture is that there are about eleventy hundred definitions of culture out there already and none of them appears to be sticking.  Every time the conversation about culture comes up someone is going to say “well, how are we defining culture?”  I think there is a need for a […]