Category Archive: Measurement

Re-Evaluating How and What We Value

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This topic of measurement has occupied my mind for some time now. Measuring impact has quite a few complications. In order to make a point, I want look at an example that looks… Continue reading

What Measurements Don’t Tell You

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“When we deal in generalities, we shall never succeed. When we deal in specifics, we shall rarely have a failure. When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the… Continue reading

why Why WHY?

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I spent a long time trying to come up with a creative post this week; however I wasn’t quite feeling it. I think the essence of measurement is to attribute effort with result,… Continue reading

Measurement

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As a budding economist, I like to think that there’s a way to measure everything.  I’ve yet to find something that can’t be measured somehow, but I find many things that are very difficult… Continue reading

Is it just me, or does it smell like pumpkin pie?

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After reading the prompt, I immediately imagined myself sitting around my table at Thanksgiving, re-realizing “what really counts.” Like any good cheesy family flick, everyone stops whatever they were doing to be truly… Continue reading

Measuring Matters: Impact Investing

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To convey my initial dominant feelings on the subject, if it can be measured, it should be measured. In particular, I am thinking about this and the future of impact investing. We know… Continue reading

BONK!!!

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Well I think most of us can agree that measurements are an essential aspect of running our lives and organizations effectively. Most of us have probably heard that one quote about goals from… Continue reading

Lebron James Probably Measures his Practice

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Ever since I saw my first Stockton-to-Malone pick and roll in the 1997 NBA Finals, I was obsessed with everything basketball. I went outside that very night and shot hoops until my mom… Continue reading

Measurement and Value Or which is more valuable, Diamonds or Water?

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Measurement becomes a hindrance when you sacrifice outcomes that are hard to measure but more valuable for measurements that are easy to gauge, or that are accepted by other people. The challenge is… Continue reading

Don’t Check Your Business Skills at the Door

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Last night I heard John Keller, founder of RPM Revenue Drivers and serial/social entrepreneur, talk about the qualities that make an individual or an organization successful. He drew this pyramid and talked about how everyone… Continue reading