• 4 corners analysis

    Porters 4 Corners Analysis – it will help you to try and understand what other people, teams and organisations will do. While it’s aimed at ‘competitors’ I would encourage it to be applied to situations where you want to understand both the causes of behaviour and also the action they are likely to do.

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  • My interview at LinkedIn

    At the start of the year I interviewed at LinkedIn for the position of Engineering Manager (Machine Learning), I thought it would be good to share with everyone how that experience went.

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  • Kuber-Ross Change curve

    Change is change, for some, it is challenging, for others it’s an opportunity. When dealing with change which is difficult it can often be helpful to understand some of the stages we may go through and this is where the Kuber-Ross Change curve is useful.

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  • Portfolio Diversification

    Ever heard the saying “putting all your eggs in one basket”? It is essentially a warning that you should not concentrate all efforts and resources in one area as one could lose everything. This applies to shares/stocks. So to overcome this we diversify. In other words, we don’t just buy shares in one company, instead, […]

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  • My experience with NoSQL

    I’ve spent the last 20 years working with data and databases, more specifically relational databases. I even taught database development for a short while including the whole – what is normalisation, the work of Codd (1970) and getting students to develop a database to third normal form [link]

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  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

    I was first introduced to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs on a business course around 22 years ago (I’m getting old). It didn’t mean much to me back then. I knew of its existence since that point but it didn’t really hit home until I was reintroduced to the concept while studying towards my MBA.

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  • Applying the Sharpe Ratio (Nov 2022)

    This is an article I wrote for the first iteration of my newsletter. Here I have done some calculations on stock data from the S&P 500. In short, I calculated the Sharpe Ratio for 500 shares and had a quick look, this is what I found. (Also, there is a nice tutorial if you want to have […]

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