Ignoring Data is Essential for Optimism

My daughter recently got married. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, I realized the act of getting married is profoundly optimistic. We’re all well-acquainted with the 50% divorce rate. Yet every day, we humans look these odds in the face, and say, we’re doing it anyway. As.

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Do You have a Spreadsheet Problem or a Yellow Pad Problem?

How does a company go bankrupt?  Slowly at first, then really, really fast. It’s exactly the same way individuals go broke, gradually, then really quickly. Unfortunately, people often miss the early warning signs. In my experience it’s often because they’re focused on lots of numbers, instead of just a.

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