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)”

Please stop punting

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Sloan Conference week continues! Monday it was how General Managers make decisions, today is all about the NFL. It’s easy to say “coaches should stop punting!” yet they keep doing it because punting is a conventional failure. “No one got fired for buying IBM,” … Continue reading “Please stop punting”

Peak performance: Marathon running

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Holy guacamole this was inspiring, but I’m a runner, fan of documentaries, and lover of musically backed sweeping drone footage. It’s about Nike’s attempt to break the two-hour marathon barrier. If you don’t know, they got damn close, 2:00:25. Beyond the story, the documentary … Continue reading “Peak performance: Marathon running”

NFL Summer 2017 ‘Tawk’

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Bill Simmons, Mike Lombardi, Joe House and Tate Fraiser covered NFL storylines in a podcast. Not much is happening, so, there’s not much to talk about. Unless you talk about the things other people have talked about. Let’s dig into the notes. 1/ Base … Continue reading “NFL Summer 2017 ‘Tawk’”