September 20, 2019

This we know


Sometimes, you just gotta know, for sure, down to the penny.

Everyone has an opinion, everyone has some idea about what happened and why and what it means to the top line, the bottom line and the hiring-firing line. Opinions are water cooler fare. Chatter. They don’t know. Not because they can’t, but because it’s easier to talk than to do the analysis. It’s easier to wade in assumptions that to fire up the spreadsheet and add things up.

Without guessing, when you measure, you know.

And then you can throw them into the mix without huffing and puffing.

This happened.

And then you can come to some conclusions, and make some reasoned arguments, and point at facts when making decisions.

No muss, no fuss.

This we know.

Now, what are we going to do next?

Skippy strategy: Start with knowing what you can know. Go from there.