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Algorithms: Recipes for Disaster

When we purchase digital advertising, we place our faith in the algorithms–a fancy word for “recipes”–used to determine things like the final price of the inventory, which creative is shown, and the frequency at which those impressions are shown. There’s … Continue reading

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Immigrants and Education

“Як школа?”is something asked repeatedly of me by my grandparents growing up. The question–“how’s school?”–wasn’t just about whether I was getting A’s. Although the grade was important, the question really was “are you learning?” I found myself thinking about that … Continue reading

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Go “Out There” For Education

Does your company have an internal education system? You probably go there once a year or quarter for the compliance training, and not much else. It probably has some nice introductory music, cute little branded cartoons, and has scored quizzes at … Continue reading

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“Digital” is Just Accelerated Direct Marketing

Says the great Drayton Bird in his email this morning: “On-line marketing is just accelerated direct marketing.” He’s right. It’s therefore more important than ever that your marketers are properly trained: it’s harder to keep the rubber on the road … Continue reading

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The Point of Education

The point of education is not to learn from a predetermined set of knowledge. Nor is it to learn how to learn or how to fish for yourself. The point of education is to learn how to teach yourself.

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Resolved: Become Awesome in Excel in 2012

My career wouldn’t be what it is without my strength in Excel.  I had the good fortune to work for a company that required strong Excel (originally Lotus 1-2-3) skills.  You had to become very proficient in spreadsheets and analysis … Continue reading

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Malicious Compliance

Seth Godin’s terrific post on willful ignorance today caused an immediate snap reaction thought: “Malicious Compliance.” Malicious Compliance is what you get from that DMV clerk who falls back on a meticulous compliance with state policy, even when it’s not … Continue reading

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