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Everything important in business is subjective

In business, plenty of things are subjective: culture, leadership, innovation. A good culture to you might be a bad one to me. A capable leader to you might be an asshole to me. An innovative solution to you might be an incremental tweak to me. But the stuff that really matters…that stuff is objective, right?
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Sears battled the challenges of big data...in 1932

In his 1962 book Strategy and Structure, former Harvard business professor Alfred Chandler Jr. chronicled the growth of four iconic companies: DuPont, General Motors, Standard Oil of New Jersey, and Sears, Roebuck. Specifically, he looked at how they redesigned their organizations in the early 20th century to meet emerging strategic challenges. I have already written
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A fun use of data in the fashion industry

The Wall Street Journal published an article titled “Behind the Making of an ‘It’ Dress”. It’s the story of how fashion designer Michelle Smith tried to create a viral dress, for lack of a better word. Here’s an excerpt from the article: What happened next illustrates the changes currently roiling the fashion industry. Social media,
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