November 2008

RFP’s May Increase Risk and Costs

November 30, 2008

Paul Graham makes a great point in his essay about how every risk management tactic by an organization has a cost. He explains how these costs are greater than they seem at first glance, because they filter out competence for doing tasks and replaces it with competence at selling. I would like to elaborate on […]

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Hindsight Experts

November 8, 2008

I generally use best seller lists to avoid wasting time on poor books. But many of these best‐sellers turn out to be quite ordinary and sometimes horrifyingly stupid. The most recent book I read, “Blue Ocean Strategy”, sold almost a million copies, is published in 39 languages and taught in universities across the world, yet […]

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