We were very excited to have Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone in town last week for our ongoing LeaveSmarter series. And, apparently, we weren't the only ones, as it was our most well attended event yet. The coauthors of Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information, they know that we're all overwhelmed with a deluge of data and information overload—and they know that when it's not filtered properly, it makes us less productive instead of more efficient.
The old cliche "What gets measured gets done" might have been accurate once, but in today's data-driven, digital world it seems that everything in quantified, tracked, and recorded. And to what end? Wasn't having all that data at your fingertips supposed to make you better informed? Wasn't it supposed to make you more confident and more certain of your direction. ... Today, instead, it seems that everything is measured, and nothing gets done.Drinking from the Fire Hose. The solutions they provide, the questions they give us are invaluable, and the time you put into the book will be repaid with time saved, insights gleaned, and clarity gained.