Belichick – Seek counterfactuals

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. It’s Super Bowl week and what better way to celebrate that dig into the thinking behind one of the coaches (and general manager) at the game? The posts this week come from this short book.  In my readings there were five big ideas that … Continue reading “Belichick – Seek counterfactuals”

Belichick – Top-down support

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. It’s Super Bowl week and what better way to celebrate that dig into the thinking behind one of the coaches (and general manager) at the game? The posts this week come from this short book. In my readings there were five big ideas that … Continue reading “Belichick – Top-down support”

Belichick – pattern recognition

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. It’s Super Bowl week and what better way to celebrate that dig into the thinking behind one of the coaches (and general manager) at the game? The posts this week come from this short book. In my readings there were five big ideas that … Continue reading “Belichick – pattern recognition”

Red Teaming like Bill Belichick

In the first post on Bill Belichick I noted that it was part of a larger work in progress. That work is done. It’s an e-book available on Amazon.com – free from October 12 through October 15. It’s shortish, about 7,000 words, and looks at five red team tools that Bill Belichick uses. Inversion. Turn the … Continue reading “Red Teaming like Bill Belichick”

Bill Belichick (invert, always invert)

My complete thoughts on Belichick are available on Amazon. This post is part one of five.  Inversion Pattern recognition Top-down support Argue well Seek counterfactuals Drawing on inspiration from David Halberstam’s The Education of a Coach we’ll look at how Bill Belichick prepares by red teaming, specifically the act of inversion.  Red teaming is the creation, … Continue reading “Bill Belichick (invert, always invert)”

Mike Lombardi

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. We’ve written about Mike Lombardi three times. First in 2015, about his podcast with Shane Parrish. Again in 2017, summarizing some ideas from the GM Street podcast. Lastly, when he sat on an MIT Sloan Panel that implored NFL coaches to PLEASE STOP PUNTING. … Continue reading “Mike Lombardi”

Charlan Nemeth

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Charlan Nemeth’s conversation with Russ Roberts has, like a sledgehammer, both broken and reinforced an idea we cling to and trust; good arguments. Andy Grove wrote, “we developed a style of ferociously arguing with one another while remaining friends (we call this “constructive confrontation”).” Michael … Continue reading “Charlan Nemeth”