Book Review: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, 4-ExtPost, Book Reviews

Following Lewis: There are a couple of authors who I like to “follow.” By that I mean, I usually get any new book they publish. Michael Lewis is one of those authors. It all started with Moneyball, even though I’m a dyed-in-the-wool NON sports fan. And so The Undoing Project was a must on my reading list. As is almost …

Naked Statistics

Book Review: Naked Statistics by Charles Wheelan

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

How many times have you wondered how two different people looking at the same report managed to draw totally opposite conclusions? How many times have you looked at a set of data yourself and decided that the data must be wrong because it doesn’t show what you “know” to be true? Well, I suspect that you aren’t alone. I suspect …

How To Measure Anything

Book Review: Part II; How to Measure Anything by Douglas Hubbard

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Finding the value of intangibles in business: In Part I of this review, I introduced the notion that in a past life, I had often had the discussion of “the financial risk of adding a salesperson” to a territory to grow revenue and market share. It seemed there were too many variables to consider and, being overwhelmed with possibilities, we …

How To Measure Anything

Book Review: Part I; How to Measure Anything by Douglas W. Hubbard

Dave Kinnear 1-On Leadership, Book Reviews

Finding the value of intangibles in business: Many times throughout my career, I’ve been confronted with the difficulty of presenting a business case for one project or another to colleagues or management. I suspect many of you have had similar experiences. Perhaps the most frequent reason for failing to win the approval of “my project,” was that I had not …