Ken Kocienda

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Ken Kocienda contributed to Apple’s Safari web browser and the iPhone keyboard as an Apple engineer. He’s also the author of Creative Selection. Our notes will be from his 2019 conversion with a16z’s Frank Chen. Safari Until 2003, Mac computers used Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. … Continue reading Ken Kocienda

Jack Reacher

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Spoilers, like Reacher’s elbow, arrive fast and unexpectedly in this post. The Jack Reacher story by Lee Child is an ongoing, twenty-two book, series with the title character as a former Military Police officer acting as a good guy Goliath. Reacher has survived, in … Continue reading Jack Reacher

Sizzle and Steak

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Rory Sutherland makes a good point. He notes that if you get into a great restaurant but it smells awful you’ll have a bad experience.David Ogilvy understood this too. Terry O’Reilly’s Under the Influence podcast is built around this idea and he says; “the reason … Continue reading Sizzle and Steak

Cade Massey

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. At last Cade Massey was the interviewee rather than the interviewer. The podcast he co-hosts, Wharton Moneyball, is a lively discussion of sports analytics and a show we’ve covered before. These notes and quotes are from Massey’s appearance on Bet the Process. In addition … Continue reading Cade Massey

Grab Bag #5

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Incentives matter, so what are you measuring? Brendan Harris was a college baseball player and now works in the major leagues in player development. On Wharton Moneyball he talked about measuring the right incentives. “You had to hit .300 to move up a level. … Continue reading Grab Bag #5

Moneyball 3/7/18

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. The March 7th, 2018 Wharton Moneyball podcast was full of interviews Casey Massey conducted with 2018 SSAC attendees. This is the sports analytics conference we drew from for the Competitive Advantage & Sloan 2018 posts. … Mina Kimes articulated that data is not a panacea. … Continue reading Moneyball 3/7/18