I just finished a book that I think should be required reading (I don’t get a commission, I just really liked the book)
Superforecasting is about much more than forecasting, but its relevance now, after the spectacular failures in forecasting of the last few months is especially acute.
The author, Phil Tetlow is a prof at the Wharton School. He was born in Ontario and did his undergrad at UBC, then got a pile of US degrees, but he retains what I think is an identifiable Canadian voice in his work which I find refreshing.
Funded by IARPA (like DARPA but Intelligence instead of Defense), the work he has overseen to quantify and improve forecasting outcomes is nothing short of revolutionary in my view. (There’s the Canadian voice .. an American would have put the period three words sooner) So much of what he talks about in decision making process, working toward the best outcome, and the impediments to getting there has been embedded in my work since 1988.
Scott C. Lewis has 3 successful startups, 2 turnarounds and dozens of coaching and business development projects under his belt. In 30 years of tech entrepreneurship, he has developed product, sold, managed the sales process, developed and managed advanced manufacturing, support and distribution... all through effective teams.