Recent Posts In: Decisions

Big Data Must Die

Author: Russell Holcombe
an old cart

On our annual ski trip, we decided to ride the California Zephyr, which cuts an unimaginable path through the Rockies.  We arrived at the terminal in Denver at 7 am to check our bags and were...

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One Prisoner, One Rope…

Author: Russell Holcombe

A prisoner serving a life sentence desperately wants to escape. A simple sunrise is torture. But then one morning he finds a rope in his cell. The problem is, it’s only half the length he needs to...

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Daily Innovations

Author: Russell Holcombe

For the last 9 months, I have been working on a presentation around the new book. After completing the lengthy writing process, I was not really interested in embarking on another journey, but it...

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What Matters Most

Author: Russell Holcombe

Everything can matter, but everything can’t matter most. In the 1950’s, large US defense projects required a high-level of prioritizing. Contractors had to identify exactly which portions of...

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Danger in Perfection

Author: Russell Holcombe

Trey Junkin, center for the New York Giants, fumbled the snap making an easy field goal impossible for the kicker, which cost his team the 2003 NFC championship – and maybe the Super Bowl.  ...

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Seduced by Homo Fictus

Author: Russell Holcombe

We are addicted to stories. Stories are so fast they can outrun reality. Even in our sleep we tell ourselves stories. The term “Homo Fictus” explains it best. This is the name given by Jonathan...

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