Comments for Manage By Walking Around http://jonathanbecher.com Aligning Execution With Strategy Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:06:38 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on An Aerospace Engineer’s Guide to Winning Tennis by christinedonato http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/08/17/aerospace-engineers-guide-winning-tennis/#comment-2717 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:06:38 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4372#comment-2717 I took a deeper look into women’s professional tennis a few months ago when I wrote, Women’s Tennis Breaks the Serve with Big Data on SCN (http://goo.gl/vvcfFj). After much research, I learned that, in the WTA, the serve and serve return are the best ways to score on an opponent and that the starting server is almost always likely to win the match. Considering my lack of athletic ability, I thought that tennis would never be for me. But maybe now with the insight provided in your blog about amateur strategy, I’ll have a chance at winning a match or two if I do decide to give it a shot.

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Comment on An Aerospace Engineer’s Guide to Winning Tennis by vivek bapat http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/08/17/aerospace-engineers-guide-winning-tennis/#comment-2716 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:27:56 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4372#comment-2716 Great post Jonathan! – One interesting stat is that in the professional version of the game – the margin (difference) on points won vs. lost is VERY low. Analytics based research covering hundreds of professional matches shows that to be #1 in the world in a given year, you need to win just a bit over 55% of all points played that year (http://tinyurl.com/m2r2cav). Therefore unforced errors in a professional game are much more “expensive” than in the amateur game.

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Comment on Think Outside the Camel by Four Oxen and the Lion - Manage By Walking Around http://jonathanbecher.com/2011/02/13/think-outside-the-camel/#comment-2703 Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:43:15 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=1249#comment-2703 […] behaviors, or to provide colorful rallying cries. Whether it’s elephants, monkeys, or camels, stories about animals are easy to remember and therefore more likely to be repeated. The heart of […]

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Comment on Cascading Satisfaction by Jonathan Becher http://jonathanbecher.com/2007/03/24/cascading-satisfaction/#comment-2633 Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:00:59 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/2007/03/24/cascading-satisfaction/#comment-2633 Hi Matthew,

As this post is from 2007, I can no longer remember where I found the image which I believed was in the public domain. I’ve added a photo credit to you, just in case.

Regards,

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Comment on Cascading Satisfaction by Matthew (@Matthew_T_Rader) http://jonathanbecher.com/2007/03/24/cascading-satisfaction/#comment-2622 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:17:23 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/2007/03/24/cascading-satisfaction/#comment-2622 Hello,

I noticed that you used a photo of mine on your webpage:

The photo of the bee on the honeycomb.

I don’t mind at all and I’m glad you found it useful to use on your website. Can you please credit me as the photographer of the photo beneath it or some where on the page like this:

Photo by Texas Photographer, Matthew T Rader

Thank you

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Comment on It’s Hard To Ask Good Questions by shamil http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/07/20/hard-to-ask-good-questions/#comment-2550 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:52:46 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4288#comment-2550 theres a saying in Arabic, that a man is hidden beneath his tongue. Once he speaks, he unleashes treasures of information about himself.

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Comment on Prioritization by The 9 Habits To Stop Now http://jonathanbecher.com/2009/05/10/prioritization/#comment-2525 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:00:18 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=566#comment-2525 […] Workweek, makes that observation in a podcast last month. I completely agree. In my 2009 post on prioritization, I […]

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Comment on It’s Hard To Ask Good Questions by Annie Miu Hayward http://jonathanbecher.com/2014/07/20/hard-to-ask-good-questions/#comment-2499 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:08:55 +0000 http://jonathanbecher.com/?p=4288#comment-2499 I have witnessed a 4th reason when people ask questions – to make themselves look smart. Ugh. Intellectual curiosity seems to have been replaced in those instances. But ‘there are no dumb questions’, n’est-ce pas :-) And, sometimes I like to say “crap in/crap out” :-) Same as “leading the witness” – only asking questions to get answers to support one’s POV. Asking good questions is definitely an art form. Maybe that’s why Barbara Walters got the big bucks, and the big assignments?

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Comment on The Art of Storytelling by The Art and Science of Storytelling | The best of the web http://jonathanbecher.com/2012/01/08/the-art-of-storytelling/#comment-2474 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:27:10 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=1805#comment-2474 […] Revised from January 8, 2012 ‘The Art of Storytelling’ post that originally appeared on Manage by Walking Around. […]

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Comment on Decision Quicksand by Three Ways That Simplicity Pays http://jonathanbecher.com/2011/03/20/decision-quicksand/#comment-2466 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:28 +0000 http://alignment.wordpress.com/?p=1314#comment-2466 […] In a similar study called Decision Simplicity, the Corporate Executive Board found brands that simplify customer decision making are 115% more likely to be recommended and 86% more likely to be purchased. As I’ve blogged before, simplicity helps consumers avoid decision quicksand. […]

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