Business Thinking

How do you get better at understanding — and therefore doing — business?

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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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.


Operating On The Spectrum Of The Rule of Law

In countries with weak institutions, how things should work is often different from how things actually work. A reminder of what that feels like at the ground level.

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