The Science of Scheduling Meetings (Or How to Ruin Other People’s Day)

Proposal Be flexible in cancelling meetings. Be inflexible in adding them at the last minute. Why Canceling meetings and adding meetings are not equal. Canceling a meeting is often non-disruptive. When it’s cancelled, we can always choose to do something else, such as continuing to do the work at hand, or even just read or…

Design in Orgs Needs More Science Than Art (The Designerly Leap Trilogy Part I)

Design is, by definition, a service relationship. All design activities are animated through dynamic relationships between those being served… and those in service, including the designers. Design ideally is about service on behalf of the other—not merely about changing someone’s behaviour for their own good or convincing them to buy products and services. —The Design…

Book Review: Data Science for Business

Data Science for Business: What you need to know about data mining and data-analytic thinking By Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett Amazon | O’Reilly Official intro: Written by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the “data-analytic thinking” necessary…