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The compound effect

This evening I was at my alma mater, the Rotman School, for a conversation between Roger Martin (the former dean of the school) and Canadian-Jamaican billionaire, Michael Lee-Chin. Michael is one of the most disciplined, consistent, and charismatic people I have never met. (The soothing… Read More

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In support of narrative memos

This is not new. It has been reported on before. But I just finished reading this article about Jeff Bezos’ relentless commitment to “high-quality and high-velocity decision making” at Amazon. Here are a couple of high level points: – There are decisions that cannot be easily… Read More

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Apple and the humanities

This morning I came across two news item that are interesting in their own right, but also have a noteworthy relationship. $AAPL now has a market cap that exceeds $1 trillion. And not surprisingly, everyone, from the New York Times to Bloomberg (photo essay), is talking… Read More

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Writing is thinking

Steven Sinofsky recently tweeted out this thread where he talks about the virtues of writing in business. His argument: writing is thinking. Writing is difficult. It takes a lot of time. I’ve been writing posts – albeit short ones – on this blog every day… Read More