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Decision-making Bias – What, me worry?

Have the results of decision-making bias ever come back to bite you? Decision-making bias exists and is challenging to eliminate! In my last post, I discussed the thesis put forward by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and co-authors Dan Lovallo, and Olivier Sibony in their June 2011 Harvard Business Review (HBR) article entitled “Before You Make …

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Poor Business Outcomes from Poor Data Quality?

Are poor business outcomes linked to poor data quality? If so, how do you ask the questions that deliver useful insights? At least one data-wise enterprise architect believes that some poor business outcomes are linked to poor data quality. Our recent interview with this practitioner, who shall go nameless, revealed support for our thesis, and …

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Lean Start-Up? IT Already Knows!

No, “Lean Start-Up” doesn’t mean that the bank account is empty, but that is the truth for many start-ups. Steve Blank, a consulting associate professor at Stanford University and a lecturer and National Science Foundation principal investigator at the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, offered “Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything” in …

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Wrong About How Others See You? How Do They See Your Website?

In a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog network post, strategy consultant Dorie Clark posited that “You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You” , but I’m wondering how others see your website.  Do visitors think your website is ugly and you dressed it funny? Are they silently correcting your spelling and grammar mistakes as …

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Is it really that simple? Only three rules for greatness?

Authors Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed offer a bit of management and strategy advice that rings true. Three rules for greatness! I couldn’t resist jumping directly to their article,  “Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great” when my April 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) arrived. They looked at more than 25,000 companies …

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