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    Tacit Expertise Extraction, Software Engineering Edition

    One software engineer's story of extracting expertise from the heads of 'a tiger team of senior software engineers'. Useful to anyone who might want to accelerate their own skills.

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    One Definition of Wisdom

    Charlie Munger’s biggest business mistake, and what it tells us about wisdom.

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    Becoming Data Driven, From First Principles

    People often say things like "become data driven" without explaining what that means or how to do it. This is everything you need to know to actually become data driven, from scratch, using the same first principles that Amazon, Koch, and Toyota used back in their day.

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    A Most Unlikely Master of Capital Allocation

    If the most unlikely, most un-businesslike person could become a masterful capital allocator late in her life, then perhaps you could, too.

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    The 2023 Commoncog Recap

    Everything that we covered in 2023, and what to expect now that Commoncog has a new direction.

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    Data and the Capital Cycle: How Koch Became an Empire

    How Koch Industries became an empire. We draw on ideas from both the Becoming Data Driven series and the Capital Expertise series.

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    Marvel Studios’s Origin Story

    The creation of Marvel Studios was contingent on some very creative financial dealmaking. A story of superb capital expertise in action.

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    Commoncog's Next Phase

    Announcing the launch of the Commoncog Case Library, setting the Learning in Ill-Structured Domains series free, and one more thing.

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    Strong at Capital, Bad at Everything Else

    Two examples of operators who were strong on the capital side of the business expertise triad, but weak in just about everything else.

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    Colin Bryar on the practice of Amazon's Weekly Business Review

    Cedric talks to Colin Bryar, early Amazon executive and former shadow to Jeff Bezos, on one of Amazon's secret operational weapons: the Weekly Business Review.

    Book Summaries

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    Accelerated Expertise

    Accelerated Expertise is the best book we have on creating accelerated training programs today.

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    7 Powers

    7 Powers is arguably the best book on business strategy currently available today.

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    Working Backwards

    Working Backwards is the first book that explains how Amazon really works.

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    Range

    David Epstein's mediocre book argues the merits of being a generalist. Instead of reading it, read this and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter.

    Burnout

    What do we actually know about burnout? What does the research say? Is burnout preventable? All the research, in one free, updated place.

    The Starter Manager Guide

    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.

    Career Moats

    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.

    The Commoncog Membership Program

    Accelerate your pursuit of business expertise. Become a better decision maker. Access to members-only content, the full selection of Commoncog guides, a growing case library, and an exclusive forum.
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