By chasing the big might, you might just ignore the small

the next big thing

It seems like people are always looking for the ‘next big thing.’ They want that ‘big’ thing to get the ‘big’ improvement for themselves or their organizations.   They’re looking something that takes them from A to Z without the effort to get to B, C, D, etc. Chasing that big idea can easily push yourself … Read more By chasing the big might, you might just ignore the small

Don’t focus on the data, focus on what the data tells you

Should we stop talking about big data, and start talking about insights?

In a recent post on O’Reilly Radar titled “Turning big data into actionable insights“, Ben Lorica provides some highlights of an interview with Evangelos Simoudis regarding big data. One of the highlights is extremely important. It relates to the importance of finding actionable insights from big data and sharing those insights in a way that the organization can … Read more Don’t focus on the data, focus on what the data tells you

Best practices aren’t enough

Trading Psychology 2.0: From Best Practices to Best Processes

I’m currently reading Brett Steenbarger’s “Trading Psychology 2.0: From Best Practices to Best Processes.” I’m a fan of Dr. Steenbarger’s work and bought his new book as soon as it was released. While this book is targeted at traders and investors, there’s a great deal of knowledge that can be gleaned from it that can be … Read more Best practices aren’t enough

Are you looking at all aspects of your business to identify cost savings?

I just read “Businesses prefer to cut in-house costs than challenge providers of outsourced services, survey finds” and just had to write a bit about the article. The article, which reports on a survey by Alsbridge, claims that many businesses today are focused on cutting internal costs rather than looking at outsourced providers and services … Read more Are you looking at all aspects of your business to identify cost savings?