Cedric Chin

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Cedric Chin

Word slinger, bug fixer, and operator.

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Business Ecosystem Change Takes Time

The birth of Sony, and the possibility that private corporations and private individuals can change broader business ecosystems.

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Learning About Moats the Hard Way

How even legendary conglomerator Henry Singleton got caught out by competitive arbitrage at the end of his career.

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Setting Up For The Second Half of 2024

A new set of cases for two concept sequences, and the end of the Data Driven Series.

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The Limits of Operational Excellence

An answer to a puzzle: why is that some businesses go down the Deming path, become data driven, achieve operational excellence, and die, and others acquire Process Power and win?

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The Secret at the Heart of Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement sounds simple, even obvious. And yet there's a profound secret at its heart that doesn't seem to get talked about.

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Introducing Xmrit

Some free software to create, modify, experiment with and share XmR charts. Unlock the ability to become more data driven today.

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Making Sense of Deming

A comprehensive summary of W. Edwards Deming's ideas, whose System of Profound Knowledge is one of the most powerful things you'll find on the Operations side of the business expertise triad. Read this, so you don't have to read multiple books to apply his ideas.

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Members Preview: An Easier Way to Create XmR Charts

Early access to some software we've built to make XmR charts more accessible.

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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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