As someone who spends a lot of time translating between different mental models - biology, data science, software engineering, etc. - I try not to get…
To effectively integrate a data team into a biotech organization, you need to simultaneously build the technical infrastructure that will allow them to…
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In car racing, drivers are taught not to hit the brakes and turn the wheel at the same time. The tires don’t have enough traction to make major changes…
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In the software world, deadlines are often viewed with suspicion. Rushing to meet an artificial deadline leads to bugs and technical debt. Trust the…
When I worked in the tech industry, the common advice for when a group of stakeholders couldn’t agree on a solution was to just build something. The…
Simple in theory. Messy in practice.
You can't build consensus on how to solve a problem until everyone agrees what the problem is. And they won't agree on the problem until they see things…
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Agreeing isn't enough if you don't know you agree.
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If you can't picture it, you can't make it happen.
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Understanding how they change and why they don't.
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I’m an even tempered person, so I never let on, but more times than I can count I’ve been shocked to discover lab processes that throw away data that…
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What makes someone an expert is their mental models
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