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The Disproportion of Theory to Knowledge

A Disproportion of Theory to Knowledge Means Speculation and Guessing Thinking of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, it certainly is true. Much speculation but few facts.  I waited more than two weeks to make this post, first hoping that there would be a happy conclusion to the disappearance, and then hoping simply for some …

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Complicating Factors

These four complicating factors will challenge even the best decision-makers What are these complicating factors, and what should you do about them? Way back in October, I examined the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article  “Deciding How to Decide” on page 63 of the November 2013 issue, written by Hugh Courtney, Dan Lovallo, and Carmina Clarke. Look at …

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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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