Month: September 2021

Bad News is Good News if You Do Something About It

Nonprofits are in the business of tackling tough challenges — addressing poverty, improving education, and protecting the planet. The passionate, smart, and good-hearted people who work in the sector are filled with optimism. This can make it uncomfortable for them to acknowledge a looming crisis. At Applied Materials, we saw bad news as an opportunity …

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Last week I looked at the cost of perfect information. Most people over-analyze challenges and opportunities, trying to uncover the “perfect” information that they think will reveal the best choice. I’ve observed that experienced people instinctively know the right course. You just need to trust your instincts, make a decision, and then focus on the …

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