We recently held another Q&A, this time with the inimitable Jim Carroll, ex-Chairman of BBH and author of a widely read blog. Jim is a master of aphorisms, metaphors and interesting stories, so we’ve summarised some of the highlights from our conversation. Sit back, grab a cuppa, here we go.
It’s 2019. Everyone knows data is really important. But how can you tell if the data we get exposed to is any good? And more importantly, when we’re being lied to? At our most recent Lazy Book Club, we time travelled to the 1950s to discuss Darrell Huff’s classic “How To Lie With Statistics”. Here’s a summary of that conversation.
In our latest Lazy Book Club, we had Phil Barden talk about his fantastic book Decoded: The Science Behind Why We Buy. In what ended up being an almost two-hour long conversation, Phil shared the story behind the book; his role as MD of consultancy Decode and some of the most significant decision-making bits of knowledge we could use in our daily job as strategists.
In our latest Lazy Book Club, we brought to the table (literally, it was on a pub table) Yuval Harari’s ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’, and discussed its implications for how we see our species as a whole, but also some elements of strategy in particular. Now, granted, this is a huge book, and one hour of debate doesn’t do it proper justice, but still we managed to condense it into four provocations that the next generation of strategists should consider.