Without Context, Data is simply Noise

Tom McCallum
Without Context, Data is simply Noise
Without Context, Data is simply Noise

Data = Noise
Data + Context = Information
Experimentation + Error = Experience
Information + Experience = Knowledge
Knowledge + Humility = Wisdom

Recently Fergus Connolly posted this on Twitter. I love following learnings on elite performance in sport and Fergus is an absolute leader in this space.

Love his distillation here, and particularly the first level.

Any current or past client reading this will likely give a wry smile when I say that Context is everything.

Without Context, Data is simply so much noise.

Context is the lens you use to view the world, your business, anything.

What’s yours?

PS my Context in writing daily is to share learnings around #OpenLeadership. As we are now well over 600 posts, sometime soon I will create a section on the site capturing and distilling some core models and themes developed and shared over that time.


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