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NOTE: Effective January 1, 2017, I will no longer post new articles since I am now fully retired.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hand Shakes vs. Lawyers



We live in a world where timely execution is critical. Obstacles and delays can be detrimental to many businesses in this fast paced changing world. What helps is when you can trust someone based on a handshake and get things done quickly before having to execute legal agreements. Yes, this may fly in the face of a more cautious and traditional view of business which advocates, get everything in writing and make sure you hire a lawyer. However, this traditional view of business is increasingly not grounded in the reality of how people need to get things done.  

Monday, April 18, 2016

Is This Person Right for Your Company?



It represents one of the most important decisions a company will make – should we hire or not hire this person. Bringing the right person on board goes a long way towards growth and value for any company. So how can you tell if you have the right person? You can start by comparing the person against your culture since this represents an immediate show-stopper. If the person doesn’t fit your culture, then the person is most likely not a good fit for the long-run.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Do You Know Your Algorithms



If you want to drill down to the root cause behind what drives so much value in today’s world, then you need to know your algorithms. An algorithm is a set of instructions that processes inputs and provides some output. Companies that master their algorithms unleash incredible value. Take for example Uber which relies on algorithms to locate available drivers for customers, processes locations and times, and then delivers online progress and statistics of the ride. When you couple algorithms with great design, then you have a value proposition that others will want. Therefore, getting your algorithms right has profound implications on your business.