Lincoln quote

There’s something wrong about a world bent towards rewarding crooks and con men. But it’s harder to make sense of the faithful and spiritually-inclined willing to support extreme agendas. Both liberals and conservatives focus on winning versus leading. What’s happened to moral leadership in America?

Are we teaching our children to win at all costs instead of making them into better versions of ourselves?

No-brainer

Third-party data makes sense for validation using sources such as D&B if in-house data quality is especially poor. No need to embark on red stapler exercises when things have to get done fast.

RIP Newstands

Less than 20% of newstands remain in NYC from their peak in the 1950s.

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Only nostalgia remains for business travelers like me who were addicted to the experience of buying a newspaper and a morning bagel for the subway ride. All eyes including mine are transfixed to a small screen. Only few commuters are reading the newspapers of yesteryear.

Newstands have become snack trucks. Traditional journalism is becoming obsolete.

How to Import Data into Salesforce

This 5 video series along with a dedicated trailhead module will help if you are new to Salesforce.

The Trouble with Meetings

People analytics @Microsoft discovered the culprit behind employee dissatisfaction.

According to this NYT article, the meeting culture was out of control.

NYT article

An average of 27 hours per week were set aside for large meetings in one division. Self-driven work time @Microsoft got pushed to late nights and weekends. Sound familiar?

This has been the case at many of my enterprise clients.

I find the usage of tools like Slack and selective one-on-ones (which includes extended team members) can reduce the need for unnecessary meetings that clog up the calendar.

Oncora Medical

The startup Oncora Medical helps track existing patient data at MD Anderson for clinical decision support. Incredible user insights have been achieved through a myriad of cloud technologies over the past three decades. Yet, healthcare data has been difficult to parse. Enjoyed seeing this demo and meeting Oncora’s founders.

Cancer doctors are getting better patient insights thanks to Oncora’s data capture tool. Oncora and others @TMCx continue to unlock the black box mysteries of the healthcare industry.