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Data is Killing Our Intuition

Data is Killing Our Intuition

I recently went to see The Batman, and as usual, I checked the Rotten Tomatoes score—85%, by the way— before walking into the theater. After the film finished, I realized that my expectations had been anchored based on the score alone. I enjoyed the movie but was that my judgment or someone else’s? I have …

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Why We Can't Decide

Why We Can’t Decide

We can’t seem to decide what we want. In the winter, we wished it were warmer. In the summer, we wished it were cooler. We are surrounded by an abundance of food, people, and ideas but struggle to find something to eat, someone to talk to, or a book worth reading. The running thread in …

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You're Thinking About the Office All Wrong

You’re Thinking About the Office All Wrong

The WSJ recently had an article explaining how workers are refusing to come back to the office despite the avalanche of bribes offered by employers. As it turns out, free bagels and drinks aren’t enough to make up for the hours of commute and “wasted” time that some employees will face. Two years of working …

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Who Actually Cares About Marketing Awards?

Who Actually Cares About Marketing Awards?

Do customers actually care about marketing awards? I doubt it but let’s dive more into this week’s episode.  If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a rating within your favorite podcast platform, e.g., Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and so forth.

Is Your Strategy Working With You or Against You?

Is Your Strategy Working With You or Against You?

When Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple, he felt betrayed by John Sculley, someone he brought into the company. Apple would eventually lose its dominant position, and Steve Jobs was brought back in. However, he quickly realized that the company had no focus. Multiple teams were building products, but no one could explain the overall …

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Is Your Culture Similar to Russian Figure Skating?

Is Your Culture Similar to Russian Figure Skating?

Everyone talks about culture but are you promoting the correct values or encouraging doping and cheating? If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a rating within your favorite podcast platform, e.g., Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and so forth.