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  • Amazon shared from How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard
    The McNamara Fallacy The first step is to measure whatever can be easily measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can’t easily be measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can’t be measured easily isn’t important. This is blindness. The fourth step is to say that what can’t easily be measured really doesn’t exist. This is suicide. —Charles Handy, The Empty Raincoat (1995)—describing the Vietnam-era measurement policies of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
    Note: If I could send one message to every so-called "data driven" decision maker who ignores all else...
  • Amazon shared from Take Your Eye off the Ball by Pat Kirwan, David Seigerman
    The biggest opportunity exists in letting fans watch coaches’ tape—the “All-22” views that shows you every player on the field at once. Broadcasters talk about it on the telecast, and everyone around the league watches the game that way. The only ones left out are the fans. The people running the NFL understand that there are no real secrets in football. Broadcasting coaches’ tapes isn’t going to reveal any information that will cause a competitive disadvantage for a team. There’s absolutely no downside in allowing fans access to something that would increase their appetite for and...
    Note: This. Please. Right now. NFL/NCAA/Whoever does this first will have all my money.
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