50 metres from the fork in the road I had to decide, “where do I want to go from here?” To the left was a detour of about 7 kilometres; on the right, a more direct route that would have taken me home in about 3. It was an exceptionally […]
One of the things that I get asked a lot at work is to create a reports, run an analysis, or get some data so we can get visibility on XYZ, normally as a result of a question asked by a HiPPO (highest paid person in the office) because they […]
I once wrote about one of the dangers of machine learning algorithms (e.g. the thing that powers the rules behind which many decisions are made in the real world): the closed feedback loop. An algorithm that falls into one of these closed feedback loops starts to lose its ability to […]
As he watched the presentation we were giving him on the machine learning project we were working on, I couldn’t but help notice his furrowed brows. I knew him to be a natural sceptic, one who loved asking tough questions that dug deep into the heart of the matter. Though […]
There’s a post on Seth Godin’s blog today called Do we value attention properly? In it, he argues that we need to be careful not to discount the attention we get from our audience, i.e. anyone who pauses to listen to us, because attention is valuable. He makes a good […]
One grey tick, then two. Now wait for ticks to turn blue. Love, I’ll wait for you.
are those that I’ve read with a question in mind to be answered (especially work-related non-fiction). The worst are those where I’ve gone through chapter after chapter, with the words “so what?” at the end.
As I listened to the speaker of the webinar, a man who had tons of Sales Operations experience, something gnawed at me – something about what he was saying felt incongruent, felt wrong, but I didn’t just couldn’t put my finger on it. I took notes, and then started connecting […]
Give me aMerc; a Porche; a Bugatti;A Fiat; a Bentley; no, give me a Ferrari.Give me the speed; the space; the luxury! I could just imagine myself sitting in one of those perfect cars. Hands on wheel, jazz playing softly in the background, driving down a lonely country road in […]
Pleasantries exchanged, we got down to business. Rather new to each other, we moved deliberately. The context of the meeting was potentially explosive. It had all the makings of “your word against mine” scenario. But it started out well. Facts, or perspectives of the facts, were exchanged, and these facts […]