Why raw data alone is insufficient for making decisions

By rickColosimo / November 1, 2008 /

The WSj recently published an article regarding the prospects of asking/demanding that political candidates or prospective CEOs release DNA sequence information. For us, even though data-driven analysis is the first phase in our business leadership process (Data-Driven Analytics (DDA), Informed Decision-Making (IDM), and Intentions-Based Guidance (IBG)), it is important to understand that data alone is…

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Kennedy on action

By rickColosimo / August 24, 2008 /

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” via. This expands on one of Mike’s favorite sayings to use with clients: “the unaimed arrow never misses.” We use it to help clients understand another Army maxim of failing to…

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Principles of War – Military

By rickColosimo / May 13, 2008 /

In OCS (for Rick) and at West Point (for Mike), we were both tasked with learning bits of “required knowledge.” These were bits of useful or historical information, such as lifesaving steps or MacArthur’s Duty, Honor, Country quote, or mnemonics used commonly in the US Army, such as OCOKA (obstacles, cover & concealment, orientation, key…

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Too much data? Be decisive.

By rickColosimo / March 11, 2008 /

This article & discussion from Lifehacker.com includes an excerpt from a new book, CrazyBusy. The author, in that excerpt, talks about how we often get entangled today by a desire to have all the data before we make a decision. In our experience, this is not a side effect of the modern world, of the…

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