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life: larger than our plans

The net is set for the fish,     But catches the swan in its mesh. The praying mantis covets its prey,     While the sparrow approaches from the rear. Within one contrivance hides another; Beyond one change, another is born. Are wisdom and skill enough to put your hopes on? From the […]

The problem with fighting fires

The problem with fighting fires, day after day, is that there’s no time for anything else. Sometimes, you just have to step back and observe. To think; to plan; to conquer. That’s not going to happen while you’re fighting fires. Sometimes, you have to lose the battle to win the […]

Competitive Intelligence/Analysis

It’s strange how today’s the first day I realise how closely related competitive intelligence is to so much of what I’ve been doing and thinking and writing about in the fields of data analysis *slash* business analysis *slash *  business intelligence *slash* data science etc. This discipline even has a professional […]

Happy 2012 everyone!

It’s the first day of 2012, and what better excuse to set your goals, resolutions, and plans than today? So what will you be up to this year? Who do you hope to become? What do you hope to achieve? And, how do you expect to become who you want […]

Aftershock

I just finished watching the Chinese movie Aftershock with the wife-to-be. It’s deliciously sob-worthy (I did drop a tear or two in parts), and was overall quite an enjoyable show. The only pity is that this story had the potential to be so much sadder. The family-orientation(?) probably meant that […]