My Latest Ideas and Insights

Deciding to Sell Shovels as a Strategy

Deciding to Sell Shovels as a Strategy

Who would have thought that a dead children’s book author would become the biggest content partner to Netflix? That’s what happened after Netflix spent $700 million acquiring the rights to Roald Dahl’s books. To be fair, his children’s books aren’t unknown. They have sold more than 250 million copies and feature well-known characters such as …

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Two Ways of Discovering More Insights in Your Data

Two Ways of Discovering More Insights in Your Data

Discovering insights in your data requires two distinct modes of data analysis: wandering and navigating. Choosing the correct mode can save you significant time and effort.  One day, I coined these two modes while walking my Golden Retriever, Remy. As you can imagine, we go on multiple walks per day in the hopes of burning …

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Predicting the Future Using the Visible-Invisible Pattern

Predicting the Future Using the Visible-Invisible Pattern

Predicting the future is difficult, but the Visible-Invisible pattern can help you peek ahead. Ideas transition from visible to invisible over time as they become deeply ingrained in our society. You can see it play out in religion, science, and technology. Let’s use AI to show how the pattern works. There is invisible and visible …

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Cabos, Mexico: Where the Desert Meets the Ocean

Cabos, Mexico: Where the Desert Meets the Ocean

Cabos is one of the places where you will never forget where it is once you see it on a map. It is where opposites–the sea and the desert—come together beautifully. I recently visited Cabos on a personal vacation and fell in love with it. It was my first time traveling to Mexico, and I …

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Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker and His Quest for a Better Society

Peter Drucker is one of the most influential business writers of the past hundred years. Even if you have never read any of his books, you have encountered his ideas. For example, he single-handedly created the concept of business strategy! However, calling Peter Drucker a “business writer” doesn’t fully capture his genius. He wasn’t only …

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Baton Innovation

Baton Innovation

Innovation is the secret sauce of our modern world. We talk about it often. We pin our hopes on it. We see it as a competitive advantage. Ironically, despite how much we discuss innovation, we have a flawed view of how it looks behind the scenes. Webster defines innovation as “the introduction of something new”—even …

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