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Leadership, Epistemic Arrogance and Knowledge

February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Leadership, Epistemic Arrogance and Knowledge

I mentioned, in a previous post, that I liked the phrase coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT), “epistemic arrogance.” I will avoid trying to expand on the meaning of the phrase, but instead will refer you to NNT’s book. Suffice it to say that many studies show that we humans are far too confident in […]

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Sales Forecasts and Actual Sales

February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Sales Forecasts and Actual Sales

In my experience, sales forecasts and actual sales have little correlation. This topic came up recently as several colleagues and I discussed what appears to be a panic push for more sales activity from the sales team. The trouble is, many are still clinging to the old model of sales and most of us agreed that […]

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Remembering Winter – Fondly!

February 10, 2016 0 Comments
Remembering Winter – Fondly!

We grew up in the Northeastern part of the United States of America: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York (up-state, Syracuse area). Our daughter is living in the Boston, MA area and sent this beautiful picture (today, 2/5/2016) of the sunset after a fine winter snow storm. And it caused a flood of memories that of course, merged […]

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Razors, Information and Consumerism

February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Razors, Information and Consumerism

A while back, I listened to a podcast where a gentleman was speaking on the topic of consumerism and how he believed that generally, we are sold a “bill-of-goods” for most products and services. I don’t think he meant it as a compliment! He stated that we are given misinformation and/or incomplete information in order […]

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