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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

A Morning with Deloitte: TMT Predictions 2018

  On the recommendation of my former colleague Dan Deeth, I spent this morning down at the Tannery listening to Deloitte’s Duncan Stewart (@dunstewart) prognosticate on Technology, Media, and Telecommunications. Dan was unable to attend, as he was in Barcelona this

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Posted in Everything, Math and Science

What’s Your Problem? A talk by Larry Smith.

“If the machines are doing the routine work, then humans must do the non-routine work. To be an innovator, you need to talk about unsolved, important problems.” – University of Waterloo Professor, Larry Smith Last night I joined two former colleagues,

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Posted in Careers, Leadership

Book Report: Brainiac

“Game shows, like trivia, also offer a tidier alternative to life in that they reward nothing but skill and talent. In a world where the wrong people are forever getting ahead because of robber-baron ruthlessness, or accidents of birth, or coincidences

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Posted in Books, Everything

Strategic Marketing: An Introduction to Brand Journalism with Anthony Reinhart

“Brand journalism is storytelling meant to draw readers to a company’s field of expertise, without laying on the hard sell.” – Ira Basen Today’s Strategic Marketing Peer-to-Peer session was presented by Anthony (Tony) Reinhart. He’s Director, Editorial Strategy at Communitech,

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Posted in Marketing

Panelizing: Marketing Metrics and ROI

This morning, along with Cam Davies and Heather Hennessy, I was on a panel discussing marketing metrics and return on investment. This session was with the Strategic Marketing P2P group hosted by Communitech. We each had 15ish minutes to present our thoughts

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Posted in Marketing

How I made an impact

I turned and asked, “What do you think I can work on that will truly make an impact?” In the summer of 2008, I was sharing a cab in Las Vegas with one of our Sales VPs, as we both

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Posted in Careers, Leadership, Marketing

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