Thursday, April 14, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, April 14, 2022 -- "Culture War"

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"The decision to take Kershaw out or leave him in is neither easy nor obvious, and turning one side of a 55/45 call into black and the other side white is a waste of time and effort. This wasn’t about analytics, it was about health, and navigating gray areas, and dealing with people, all the things a manager is hired to do. Get off Roberts’s back."