Thursday, May 5, 2022

Today's Inflation is Another Reason to Practice Strategic Simplicity®

With today's inflation increasing their supply chain costs, companies are either eating the difference, raising prices, or reducing the amount supplied.

There is another option, rooted in Decision Simplicity, which is part of my Strategic Simplicity® framework.  By reducing the options and choices you offer customers, you can buy larger quantities from fewer suppliers, thus increasing your leverage for negotiating costs.

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Why Do I Need A Data Lake?

This webinar from my colleague Douglas Squirrel is a great strategic introduction to Data Lakes: https://squirrelsquadron.com/events/2022/02-24-why-do-i-need-a-data-lake.html

They have great strategic value because they allow you to store data that you don't currently use, but may need to analyze in the future, in a raw state (structured enough so that you can retrieve it).

Keeping the data in a data lake can be better than the alternatives: discard it, or store it in a processed state in a data base / data warehouse (where it's silo'ed, slows down performance, and has lost raw info during the formatting/cleanup process).

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Simplicity is Key


"We tend to make everything far too complex and complicated, as if that’s our value. I don’t know about you, but my value is in making things clear and simple. Right?" - Alan Weiss


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Friday, January 7, 2022

"Great Resignation"

Sign of the times: ZipRecuiter is advertising on the back of fortunes from fortune cookies.  

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