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Escape from Model Land

Have you noticed that whenever you buy something online they show you a bunch of other stuff under a heading like “you might also enjoy?” Obviously, the retailer is trying to get you to spend more money on their site. … Continue reading

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Measure What Matters

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? It’s only mid-January 2021 so there’s still time.  On the other hand, it’s mid-January and plenty of people have already abandoned theirs. Maybe New Year’s resolutions are broken so often because they’re so vague, … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Telescope

The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age By Bina Venkataraman Riverhead Books, New York, 2019 As I write this in late March 2020 in Seattle, the world is gripped by the coronavirus epidemic.  It feels like everything everywhere … Continue reading

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20/20 Foresight

20/20 Foresight: Crafting Strategy in An Uncertain World By Hugh Courtney Harvard Business Review Press, Boston, 2001 What better way to start 2020 than a book called 20/20 Foresight? There’s an old Danish proverb that says, “It is difficult to … Continue reading

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