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Decisions vs. Actions – what is the difference?

If you have read previous posts, you know I have been thinking about how decisions get made and observing my environment to discern patterns. One of the things I learned is that while I spend a lot of time in … Continue reading

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If being data-driven is so good, why is it so hard?

I have long believed that fact-based decision making is better, but ironically there has been little evidence supporting that belief. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted research on this very question in the fall of 2014, and concluded that “data-driven” … Continue reading

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Daylight saving and single version of the truth

When I was a girl of about 9, I was stunned when I realized that the time could be changed by an act of human decision making. I had always taken what my parents, teachers, and even my older siblings … Continue reading

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Reflections on decision tracking

In recent posts I wrote about the possibility of changing how an organization makes decisions by changing how I make decisions and the impact of self-observation. For the past three weeks I have been tracking decision making behavior of both myself … Continue reading

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Can we leverage fractals to create change?

I have been thinking a lot about fractals lately.   A fractal is a repeating pattern, in which replication is the same or similar at every level of scale, and is a naturally occurring phenomenon. Fractals are beautiful, perhaps because their … Continue reading

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If we had better data, we would make better decisions – or would we?

I have spent most of my career getting data, improving data, analyzing data and interpreting what data means. In the early part of my career I was engaged in research as an academic, for the pure curiosity of learning and … Continue reading

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