Digital Strategy, Global Insights, Innovation, Leadership

Lessons from Collecting – What Happens When We Don’t Own?

27 Sep , 2023  

Recently, I caught up with a friend that I have known for 30 years. Today, we are both raising our children. In the 1980’s, we were teenagers in Florida collecting football and baseball cards, going to coin shops to find “rare” or different foreign coins, and of course we were listening to music on records […]

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Analytics, Innovation, Leadership

Changes to Make the NFL More Exciting!

24 Sep , 2023  

With the 2023 NFL season underway, I want to share the changes that I most recommend for improving the NFL. Many of these would make the game more exciting and add strategy to the game. Strategy and Rule Changes: Goal Line On Side Possession: If a team wants the ball after a kickoff, let them […]

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AI, Big Data, Global Insights, Leadership

AI and Digital Systems Failure = Arrests and Big Expenses at Hertz

18 Sep , 2023  

We are now more reliant than ever on digital systems to manage and control physical systems. We enjoy using systems like Ring to manage the front door and Nest to manage the HVAC system. Even my irrigation system has a digital interface and an app that makes turning on the sprinklers a breeze. Companies, of […]

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Global Insights, Leadership

Is Your Business Capturing the Hyper Growth in the US Hispanic Market?

14 Sep , 2023  

The wave of Spanglish has hit advertisers in recent years. Dos Equis invites its customers to “Keep it Interesante,” while taco fans at Taco Bell “Live Más.”       Home Depot and other retailers have adopted a near bilingual policy in stores. Smart move! Hispanic culture is alive an well in the US, and […]

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AI, Analytics, Big Data, Digital Strategy, Privacy, Risk Management

Is Your DNA Privacy Protected? – Probably Not – Read Why

9 Sep , 2023  

Companies often grapple with the challenges of respecting customer privacy. Although most firms do not seek to cause or do harm, data breaches, inadvertent misuse of data, and unauthorized publishing of data seem to ultimately happen. Data on a social media site, on a shopping site, or from your gym membership may seem sensitive. But, […]

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AI, Analytics, Big Data, Global Insights

College Football – Data on Who is a Fan – Are you a Fan?

8 Sep , 2023  

With the college football in full swing, it is worth a look to see how the teams stack-up, not based on rankings, but based on fan loyalty. Big Data and Data Visualization help us with this and lead to some interesting insights. College football also offers us a great opportunity to look at the Big […]

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AI, Analytics, Big Data

Opportunities for AI in Our Daily Lives

4 Sep , 2023  

It seems that 2023 will be go down as the year of AI. We see thousands of new jobs, billions in investment, and a great deal or excitement in how AI will be used in business. In such applications, the focus is often to 1) Replace costly workers 2) Make costly workers more efficient or […]

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Career Advice, Leadership

Back to School Advice

4 Sep , 2023  

Fall is in full swing here in Seattle; the first of the maples are turning orange and the summer has quickly cooled. For me, it is a great change to move to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and to be part of a fine institution like the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. […]

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Leadership Lessons from Lincoln and Happy Thanksgiving!

17 Nov , 2021  

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it is valuable to reflect on the origin of Thanksgiving and its importance for our nation and families today. Abraham Lincoln made his Thanksgiving proclamation on October 3, 1863, during the midst of the great Civil War. He knew division and the importance of reconciliation like no leader before […]

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Digital Strategy, Global Insights, Leadership

Inflation – Predicting the Winners

12 Nov , 2021  

The recent report of the Consumer Price Index topping 6.2% has sent shiver of inflation fears into the market. However, this inflationary hit seems different than the inflation seen in recent episodes of high inflation. Examining this will help us determine who are the winners and losers of the current inflation spike. How is the […]

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