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Doomed from Inception: The Horizon 2 Gap in the Real World

In case you’re not familiar with The Three Horizons Model of portfolio management, and how it maps to the Growth/Materiality Matrix, here’s a crash course: Horizon 1 refers to current businesses that generate today’s cash flow; investments made here are expected to

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Posted in Management, Marketing

Book Report: Escape Velocity

“What if there is some hidden force that is working against your best efforts? What if this force is operating inside your own company, with the full support of your executive team, your board of directors, your investors, and indeed

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Looking Back on Planning Ahead: 2012-Lee Edition

I was clearing out some boxes this weekend, basically tossing papers and things from my previous career, and I came across a neat little blast from the past. In 2012, a few months after becoming the manager of the Product

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Posted in Careers, Everything, Leadership, Management

Contributing to Company Values

A friend/former colleague of mine is starting a company, and from the outset he wants to codify values by which the organization will be run. After drafting a proposed set of values and principles, he reached out to a few

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Book Report: The Only Rule Is It Has To Work

“This was the ugly part of the stats-vs.-tradition debate in baseball: Rather than a conversation about the best way to make baseball decisions, it had become an argument, in which it increasingly felt as if the purpose was to score

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Management, Math and Science, Sports

Book Report: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“Nobody cares. And they are right not to care. A great reason for failing won’t preserve one dollar for your investors, won’t save one employee’s job, or get you one new customer. It especially won’t make you feel one bit

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Book Report: The Lean Startup

“All these activities in a well-run traditional organization offer incremental benefit for incremental effort. As long as we are executing the plan well, hard work yields results. However, these tools for product improvement do not work the same way for

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