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Unlocking the Secret Sauce.

Look at the picture beneath. What do you suppose it depicts?

For those who consider the picture depicts a tasty piece of chocolate, you’re mistaken.

Image by SKopp, CC BY-SA 3.0

Displayed right here is compound chocolate, a mix of cocoa, vegetable fats, and sweeteners. It’s a cheap various to genuine chocolate, as a consequence of its cheaper elements. You could find it in budget-friendly chocolate bars or sweet coating. This kind of chocolate holds a specific reminiscence for many individuals in Poland, the nation I reside in. Throughout the Eighties, it changed genuine chocolate owing to shortages of important elements.

Such a product sometimes comprises not more than 7% cocoa [1]. In distinction, real chocolate has a cocoa content material of a minimum of 35% (typical bitter chocolate is 70%) [2]. Fairly a distinction, isn’t it?

In my current article, ‘From Numbers to Actions: Making Data Work for Companies’, I delve into numerous points, together with the character of insights. Many purported insights are much like compound chocolate. At first look, these so-called insights may appear genuine. However similar to that piece of compound chocolate, while you take a better look or ‘style’ them, they don’t fairly measure up.

Clearly, one thing’s mistaken. Picture by the writer.

Earlier than I am going any additional, I shall cease and make clear, what I imply by the time period ‘perception’.

What’s an perception and why this time period is so distinguished?

I explored numerous dictionary definitions of the phrase ‘perception.’ The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary defines it as ‘an understanding of what one thing is like’. describes it as ‘apprehending the true nature of a factor, particularly by way of intuitive understanding.’ Lastly, the Cambridge Dictionary defines it as ‘the flexibility to perceive what one thing is actually like.’

The recurring theme right here is ‘understanding’ — understanding the essence of a matter. However what is that this pivotal ‘matter’? It’s one thing particular, profound, and able to bringing notable shifts within the operations of our firm.

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