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What a question about growth marketing tells us about expertise — and why expert-novice differences are so useful to probe if you're a practitioner.
If you read history for concept instantiations, then: a) how do you hunt for cases for each concept, and b) how do you identify new concepts from the history you read? We look at answers to both questions.
Learning from history is often problematic — history is context and path dependent, and it doesn't repeat itself. But what if there is a better way to read history, one that sidesteps these problems?
What we've learnt from creating a simple CFT case library for business.
Believability is a heuristic for practical advice. Here's one surprising way that it can fail.
If everyone competent iterates their way to the same kind of hiring process, then you can probably use that process as a smell test when you're evaluating companies.
Bootstrapped operators who take their hiring seriously all eventually end up designing a system with the same fundamental approach. Here's how you can do it too.
A look at several concept instantiations embedded in Danny Meyer's 2006 business biography, Setting The Table.
Everything I know about learning in novel, ill-structured domains, summarised in one piece.
If your incentive set leads to differentiated behaviour, why don't more competitors copy it? Because it's hard to copy, that's why. Here are two reasons how.
Accelerated Expertise is the best book we have on creating accelerated training programs today.
7 Powers is arguably the best book on business strategy currently available today.
Working Backwards is the first book that explains how Amazon really works.
David Epstein's mediocre book argues the merits of being a generalist. Instead of reading it, read this and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter.
What do we actually know about burnout? What does the research say? Is burnout preventable? All the research, in one free, updated place.
The bare minimum you need to know to be an adequate manager. Short enough to finish in three hours. Meaty enough to take 6-8 months to master.
The soup-to-nuts guide to building a career moat. We start from understanding your job market, executing a skills audit, all the way to building and then maintaining a moat.