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Observations on Scale Economies

Observations that the case writers have about the scale economies cases.

Brief Notes on the Idea Maze

Some brief observations on the cases so far. Use this as a starting point, not an authoritative take.

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The Most Useful Question to Ask About Expertise

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.

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How to Hunt for Concept Instantiations

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.

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Don't Read History for Lessons

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?

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Notes from an Alpha Test of a CFT Business Case Library

What we've learnt from creating a simple CFT case library for business.

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Verifying Believability

Believability is a heuristic for practical advice. Here's one surprising way that it can fail.

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Inverting the Cash Strapped Hiring Process

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.

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What Good, Cash-Strapped Hiring Looks Like

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.

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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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