Had a lot of conversation this week about culture. What defines it, what makes it work.

If everyone is rowing the same way, the boat moves easily and quickly. If not, everyone is frustrated. And human nature, everyone believes they are rowing the right way.

Who is the coxswain of the organization? And do they know the right route/path/cadence/(insert metaphor here)

If you can’t find the culture, maybe you are the one not setting it. Don’t complain: BE the culture. Define how you want the boat to move, and partner and collaborate to make it happen.

Leadership is not a title but a mindset.

Heavy for a Saturday. Sorry. Lots of things in my head just trying to come out

That Planning Guy

Great week

Very good week for me. I met some amazing people. Had dinner with some great old friends. Hit a 5 teamer in Hockey.

And yes, the model had Chargers over the Chiefs, teaser with the under.

Had a great conversation about talent vs skill with an amazing lady. Instinct vs analytic. Very intrigued.

17 days left in the year: what will 2019 be??

I will still be,

That Planning Guy

Analytics are Awesome

Being wrong is what makes analytics great. If everything was predictable it would be witchcraft not Science. Trends are predictable. Moments are not. Knowing the difference is the secret sauce.

Of course the error can be traced to a flaw or a miscalculation. Or not. Maybe the data sets were incomplete. Or a series hadn’t finished.

Was the great recession of 2008 really just a correction during a massive 25 year bull market? Might not know for a while. That data set might not be done. Or it might. Can’t know for sure.

The universe is a series of random events. Nothing is connected. Entropy.

Or it isn’t. If you flip a coin and it comes up heads 20 in a row, that doesn’t make the 21st any more predictable. No matter how much you Hammurbi- double your bets.

Damn Cowboys. Good call, Mr H.

That Planning Guy