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Nov 4, 2022Liked by Amanda Greeley

The people need and require more. Thanks in advance ;)

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Excellent analysis Amanda! I couldn't agree more that we lose significant opportunities for innovation or simply interesting new things (products, styles, etc.) when data counts for everything and intuition for nothing.

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Nov 9, 2022Liked by Amanda Greeley

Great article. Thanks Amanda!

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I share a similar perspective from the lens of marketing and brand communications. My beacon of reason is thus: data, and all its uses like AI and ML, come from the past. "Past success does not guarantee future performance." And correlation is not causation.

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So good. Reminds me of a phrase I think of when I sit back and listen to wonks push pixels under the hide of driving improvements: β€œoptimizing to average.” Just because we now have all the data and tools to change the individual parts, doesn’t mean it makes the sum greater. Oh, and hi!

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Thanks, Dan! Also - really well said above. And yes, hi!!!

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Just came to this piece from the Lean Luxe newsletter. Great read. I just published a story on Medium covering some of the same themes and thought you might be interested. Here's the link if you want to check it out: https://medium.com/knowable/why-everything-looks-the-same-bad80133dd6e

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Agree with your assessment too -- and it really does feel so much like a 'flattening' not only in the sense of 'sameness', but that too often we're designing our three-dimensional world for a 2 dimensional device. It's so often about how things will look in photos & videos and totally neglects the other senses... so, flattening in a very literal sense. And fully agree - it's not a good thing.

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Spot on. Welcome back...πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thanks, Bill!

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