Category: About the Website

About Me…My biography

I’m a huge believer in “data”. I’ve noticed, though, that sometimes this bias towards data is interpreted as a sole focus on data in databases. Or it’s interpreted as a bias against case studies, or, more specifically, anecdotes. Here’s the thing: anecdotes are both powerful and awful at the same time. On the “awful” side, ...

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Introducing: “Analysis Articles”

Tomorrow, I’m going roll out part one of a potentially four (or more) part series analyzing The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. I’m going to ask a simple, yet tough to answer question, how much money did Disney make off that deal? When I launched this website, I decided specifically not to call it ...

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My Process

Most organizations–from corporations to sports teams to armies to universities to government agencies to non-profits–think they use a sound process to make important decisions. But they aren’t. They are arriving at the easiest decisions. I’ll use a media example to show the worst process. Basically, political pundits opine and opine and opine for months about ...