Columbus’ Egg

Lateral thoughts on transformation, coaching, and product strategy

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Charles Lambdin

A husband, parent, and UX Researcher at Intel

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The “Shape” of Strategy

Today we’re going to take a look at The Geometry of Strategy (2010), by Robert Keidel. Keidel is a Professor of Management, a consultant…

If Identical Claims Are Based on Identical Data, How Can One Claim Be Crap and Other Not?

Once upon a time there were two scientists. They were identical twins. No one could tell them apart. One day you run into them at a…

Behavioral Economics and Corporate Strategy

Dan Lovallo and Olivier Sibony are Professors of Strategy who are no strangers to the corporate world. Both study executive decision…

What Are You Selling?

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, says people who sell breakfast foods. The most effective way to lose weight is to eat…

How Are Soft Skills Soft?

It’s increasingly common to hear org leaders stressing the importance of “soft skills.” This is good, of course, but also a little odd…

The Elephant in the Agile Room

One of my favorite business books of recent years is Mark Schwartz’s (2016) phenomenal The Art of Business Value. (His follow-up, A Seat…

Agile as a Corollary to Twyman’s Law

Only presumptuous fools plan. The wise man steers.

Agile’s Ethical Dilemma, Decision Distribution, and the Trojan War

Why don’t Agile transformations tend to succeed? It may boil down to a clash between subcultures. Let’s borrow an analogy. Jess McMullin…

Betting on behavior and building outcome bridges

In this post let’s explore some ways to visualize the importance of outcomes. First, what’s an “outcome?”

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