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What Danny Meyer Did

A look at several concept instantiations embedded in Danny Meyer's 2006 business biography, Setting The Table.

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The Best Incentives Are Hard To Copy

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.

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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 is a mediocre 2019 book by David Epstein that argues for the merits of being a generalist. Read this summary instead of the book, and subscribe to Epstein's newsletter instead.

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Pay Attention to Deviations from Mainstream Incentives

The second part of a three part piece on incentives. It turns out that if you've grokked the primary incentives of an industry, you can do one other thing: identify aberrations, and use that as a guide to dig further.