In the world full of human bias, exploring paradox might help us explain our differences.

I follow the excellent work of my friend Rory Sutherland and Nir Eyal (Nir & Far) who are both leading thinkers in behavioural science and economics along with the great Daniel Kahneman. I reflected following a call with the most read…


History and context

There is a special place in our business hearts and minds for the “S” curve or Sigmoid function, calling it by its proper maths name. The origin of the S curve goes back to the study of population growth by Pierre-François Verhulst c.1838. Verhulst was influenced by Thomas Malthus’ “An Essay on the Principle of Population” which showed that growth of a biological population is self-limiting…



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Day 0 as CDO, you receive conflicting instructions from your new peers and team.

We have to optimise our business by — decentralising more, centralising more, automating more, and becoming more human. Your job as the CDO is to ensure that our data can do all these conflicting optimisations and create future value.

Breathe

Centralised thinking is easy. Control sits in one place; everything comes home, there is a hub, the corporate office is where all the decisions are made, and it is a power game. Optimising is easy if this was the only and single most important objective.

Decentralised…


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Not sure about you, but there is something different about the current situation (Feb 2021). I wrote about the 7B’s as our responses to lockdown, and I believe still that viewpoint stands. However, there is something new, right now, which is different; it is a mistiness, a malaise, fatigue, sapped, brain fog. To be clear, this is not a loss of motivation, depression or other mental issues — which are all very real and getting to everyone, but I am talking about something else.

In 1996 (web 1.0), the market discovered an online market opportunity. Everyone took their physical businesses…



I wrote a lengthy article on Data is Data. It was a kickback at the analogies that data is oil…


I wrote a lengthy article on Data is Data. It was a kickback at the analogies that data is oil, gold, labour, sunlight — data is not. Data is unique; it…

Tony Fish

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