Building products with uncertainty – Do’s and Don’ts

Most projects I have worked on were successful because of Product-Market Fit was achieved. PMF worked because a great business operating system is in place. Performing product-market fit as a framework or methodology alone is not enough. Having an underlying technology is critical to achieving and sustaining disruptive innovation and…

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THE ADVANTAGES OF DATA-DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING updated for 2020

“Are you interested in learning how data-driven decision-making can enable you to be a more effective entrepreneur or member of your organization? Below is information about the benefits of becoming more data-driven, as well as a number of steps you can take to become more analytical in your processes.” WHAT IS DATA-DRIVEN DECISION-MAKING? Data-driven…

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Automation Analytics

I will dare not attempt to describe analytics or the wonderful work Gartner did in describing the analytics stack.  Its been done very well by others. I see a lot of articles about big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  One way to frame the two broad subject matters is…

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God does not average

When you think of your business as a single number… … you don’t see the details needed to drive growth. This simple example indicates the great opportunities that most businesses have if they would just segment their customer base a bit more.  in this example, the first picture indicates an…

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Made to Stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Here is a basic summary of a book that was very influential to me. It’s definitely a part in the gearbox. To avoid it, is nonsense. I would encourage everyone to read it, but here are my notes. Introduction – What Sticks? Six Principles of Sticky Ideas Simplicity (p. 16)…

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Misattribution – silly things businesses do

If you haven’t read Part One of “Ten Silly Things,” you can read it here. Otherwise, let’s move on to number two. Silly Thing #2: Not Knowing What Actually Works (or Why) Misattribution is a widespread disease. Take Google as an example. How many things do you actually use Google for these days? This is…

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Ten Silly Things Most Business Do Part 3

Silly Thing #3: Telling Stories That Don’t Make Sense Not understanding what’s happening leads to misattribution. And misattribution leads companies to tell themselves stories that aren’t true. This causes them to do things that not only don’t work, but are insanely expensive and/or not scalable, and also don’t even stand up…

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