Metrics Matter: Look Where They Come From
There is an old saying that numbers don’t lie. This is generally said by people trying to sell you numbers […]
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Looking To Boost Post Pandemic Business? Don’t Look To Groupon.
As businesses reopen and recover from pandemic shutdowns, the rush to get consumers back into the stores, restaurants, etc is […]
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Price Is Not The Same As Value
There is a television commercial where two young men ask the question why are watches so expensive. They then go […]
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Information Needs Context
In today’s world, everything depends on information. Metrics are crucial understand how you are progressing. The truth is that information […]
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Ask 3 Questions Before Taking On A New Project
Being proactive is generally a good thing, but if your initiative isn’t channeled in the right way, you can squander resources and even damage your reputation. That’s why it’s important to think carefully before taking on a project. Ask yourself three …
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Replace it
Warren Buffet is one of Apple’s biggest shareholders. In 2020 he bought his first iPhone. Prior to that he used a simple flip phone. No apps, no video camera, just a simple flip phone. Why? It did what he needed it to do. It worked. Warren Buffet…
Common Knowledge Isn’t Necessarily Correct
Mark Twain was said, “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.” There are numerous “facts” circulating that just aren’t true. Basing a decision on these fact…
Overestimating Is Not Better Than Underestimating
In a recent interview about the COVID-9 pandemic, mayor of New York City Bill DiBlasio reveled that he had overestimated the number of respirators they needed. He had estimated they needed between 200 and 300 each day. The real number was under a hundr…
Stop Second-Guessing Your Decisions
Do you find yourself revisiting every decision you make, agonizing over whether it really was the right one? While everyone has doubts, second-guessing yourself too often can affect your leadership— and the perception of your leadership among other peo…
Set A Timer When Making A Tough Decision
We spend a lot of time and energy each day making choices — some minor, and some serious. But it’s possible to handle decisions of all kinds more efficiently. One strategy is to use a timer for the most difficult and unpredictable decisions. Some …