Monthly Archives: April 2011

Accuracy and Complexity an Unsurprising Duo…

After writing the post titled “Complexity is the Work of the Devil” across on CNBC came the story “Readability of Annual Reports Affects Accuracy of Analyst Forecasts” or in shorter terms complexity leads to inaccuracy.  As Reuven Lehavy along with … Continue reading

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Complexity is the Work of the Devil…

How many times growing up have you heard that the “Devil is in the detail”, while for me a “big picture” person it was quite a bit and in fact have a lot of respect for those folks like the … Continue reading

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Commonality is Economy…

Something caught my eye recently, the grounding of approximately 80 Boeing 737 aircraft on behalf of Southwest airlines.  For those which might have missed this, flight WN812 between Phoenix and Sacramento was diverted to Yuma after a loss of cabin … Continue reading

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Gendercide, the New Dirty Truth…

A recent article in the Economist caught my personal attention as it shared current census data from India which exposed a scary trend if you will.  As the statistics documented that the numbers of female births are on the decline … Continue reading

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Control verses Coordination, the Importance…

Words are powerful tools and something worth considering in this vein are the concepts of “control” verses that of “coordination” as in most business relationships especially in the manufacturing arena seem to be driven under the premise of “control” in … Continue reading

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Stuxnet…

What amazes me every day is how life seems to match that of a b-rate science fiction movie as in the 60’s I had never thought Dick Tracy’s wrist watch phone would be a reality let alone toss in video … Continue reading

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Results, Results, Results…

Bob Pozen is a busy, busy man as he is an attorney, full time professor at Harvard Business School as well as get this head of a two billion dollar mutual fund.  His story somewhat reminds me of Carlos Ghosn … Continue reading

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To Crave, or Not to Crave is the Question…

As what happens when we “crave” something, well first what is a craving if you will?  To find out let’s look to our ole friend Merriam Webster who says it is to want greatly, to yearn for as in to … Continue reading

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More Power, Laws That Is…

Yesterday we introduced the concept of the “Red Queen Race” which was based upon Lewis Carrol’s passage from “Through The Looking Glass” where Alice along with the Red Queen make a mad dash in the land of the fantasy land. … Continue reading

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The Red Queen Race…

How would you like to know the future, as who wouldn’t right?  Well that exact concepts seems to be the goal of Lewis Fry Richardson a researcher who decided to look backwards at the military conflicts of the last century … Continue reading

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