POV of a Photographer at the Pentagon on 9/11

via Frank Lee Ruggles/PetaPixel On entering the Pentagon after it had been hit. An Air Force Full-Bird Colonel stopped us briefly; noticing our camera gear. He said, “Guys, this isn’t a press event” as if he was going to turn us away. I looked at him and said……

You can't please everyone

It's true that you can't please everyone. You must be true to yourself, you must be authentic. You can’t pander. It is useful to get the feedback, to listen to it, to try to understand it. But you can’t let it jerk you around. You have to have…

Raven v Amazon

via Rework Podcast Ep55 and Wailin Wong/Signal v. Noise Full transcript available. In the spring of 2019, Danny Caine, the owner of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, overheard a customer saying she could buy a new hardcover online for $15. Danny took to Twitter to explain the…

Unleashing the power of small, independent teams

via Oliver Bossert, Alena Kretzberg & Jürgen Laartz / McKinsey Quarterly, Jul 2018 How Senior Executives empower independent teams Unleash independent teams in meaningful areas Put strong performers on independent teams, especially at the outset Provide teams with a clear view of their customer Allocate resources up front, then hold teams…

Analysis, Parapraxis, Elvis

via Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell's podcast Listen to it in full. Gladwell's storytelling is masterful. Once, I found myself agreeing out loud with him. Parapraxis? Stephen Wright/Overland Parapraxis, or what is more commonly termed the ‘Freudian slip’, has now become a sort of colloquial shorthand for a slip of…

Why Data Analytics as a career change?

Asked an older friend for career advice as I am trying to enter a new industry — Data Analytics. Friend asked: Are you really keen on entering this industry? What are you passionate about? (edited this question for clarity) On hindsight, my initial reply was subpar. Having the time to digest…

Dashboard Development and Design Thinking

Image credit Elena Hristozova h/t Andy Cotgreave Elena Hristozova shared the process and questions to ask when developing a dashboard. Great for ensuring best practices in a team. See her post to download a clearer PDF version and understand the context behind developing it.…

Mother of Invention

via 1843 Magazine by The Economist (h/t the Other Half) In contrast to today’s tiger mothers and helicopter parents, Maye did not hover over her children, schedule their lives, read to them or check their homework; indeed, they learned to forge her signature to sign off their work.…