Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Birding and Business

It never occurred to me that there might be skills or strategies employed by top birders that could be adapted by successful business executives to improve the success of their businesses, but the Harvard Business Review claims there are. In 2002, the HBR published an articled entitled Spotting Patterns on the Fly: A Conversation with Birders David Sibley and Julia Yoshida which is still available for purchase. More recently, John Michl of the Thinking Analytically blog has published a series of short posts examining these skill sets, with pattern recognition and randomness being just two of them. I don’t suppose there would be something in here that would help bail out Wall Street?

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