Aldo Matteucci, Diplo’s resident contrarian, wrote three thought-provoking texts on management and planning. In the first text, Is outcome a good measure of performance?, Aldo questions narratives developed around outcomes. Very often the reas...
 7 May 2012

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Duncan J. WATTS has put a conundrum to me in his book[1], which I might share with you. Assume two drivers A and B, both drunk, both running a red light on their way home. Driver A fails to notice a pedestrian as he goes through the red light and ki...
 6 May 2012

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Prediction is dicey – I’ve argued this many times. Does close study and sophisticated methodology pay as compared to “back of the envelope” predicting? Duncan J. WATTS reports[1] on studies he has carried out, comparing vario...
 5 May 2012

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I’m no friend of “top down” planning and have often chided anyone believing that this can be done meaningfully. Reality is messy, is my jaundiced view, and there are too many factors impinging on it: seeking out a few “choice&...
 5 May 2012

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