In case you haven’t heard, Amazon is canceling its much-aligned plans to build a second headquarters in Queens, New York.
Would having a large Amazon footprint in NYC have created jobs? Probably. Would it have helped the local tech economy over subsequent years? Maybe. Would it have exacerbated the already bad affordable housing market? Almost certainly. Read More
Not enough people invest in strategy—not just planning, not just ideation, but actual strategy. Because developing a strategy is hard, self-reflective work.
It’s the craft of finding out what doesn’t matter, and the art of saying “no.” Read More
There’s a mythology that persists around data, and its ability to act as a salve to heal all organizational woes. “If only we could do more with our data!” “If only we could apply it to XYZ problem!” “If only, if only …” It’s a misguided treasure hunt, the real gold always just around the corner. Read More
In case you were asleep yesterday (read: unplugged from the internet), you may not have noticed the new ad debuted by Gillette this week. The anti-toxic masculinity message was incredible resonant—but not always positively.
In fact, I'd say many men are losing their goddam minds about it. Read More