Book review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

“The big question of our time is not Can it be built? But Should it be built?” (273) One of the greatest challenges in startups is deciding how to prioritize limited resources. As companies develop “the startup has to constantly re-evaluate its strategy and ask – should we pivot or persevere” (51) Should the company … Continue reading Book review: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable. The contingency we have not considered seriously looks strange; what looks strange is thought improbable; what is improbable need not be considered seriously. --Thomas Schelling (419) Nate Silver’s award winning book The Signal and the Noise enlightens us to our many biases … Continue reading The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver