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Thanos and his universe-shattering OKR

At 75% progress, Thanos failed to reach his objective. The primary blocker? Even as an all-powerful, all-seeing Villain with the power of the Universe in his hand, Thanos was too short-sighted to follow up his execution of the Snap. He failed to anticipate disruption.
May 28, 2021

Hela and her OKR

Hela achieved 45% progress. However, there were two things that prevented her from reaching her objective: She failed to consider the greatest risk to her achieving her goal. And similar to Hans Gruber, she operated with a waterfall mentality rather than agile (little “a”).
May 14, 2021

Moff Gideon and his OKR

Business downfalls are no different than Gideon’s. Sometimes we map out our plans, execute them, and find out that we come up short in the end because of something unexpected.
April 30, 2021

Sheldon J. Plankton and his OKR

What you focus on matters and if something isn’t working, try something different. Plankton, almost aimlessly, pursues an Objective he consistently fails at without stopping to reevaluate his methodology.
April 16, 2021

Hans Gruber in Die Hard: Stealing the Day with OKRs

Gruber’s plan seemed like a stroke of genius. Dying at John McClane’s hands (Yippee-ki-yay Mother…[NSFW]) was not a potential outcome Hans accounted for. This objective needed to be a committed effort with an adaptive strategy and flawless execution. 60-70% achievement wouldn’t cut it.
March 19, 2021

Efficiency is for robots

Ferrari 812 Superfast gets 13 miles per gallon (about 18l/100km). Macallan 18 is a single malt whiskey aged for 18 years in sherry-seasoned casks sourced from Spain. 50&50 is a blend of Capannelle Sangiovese with Tuscan Merlot – aged about 24 months in barrique and best consumed 20 to 28 years after the bottling.
January 27, 2021

On rituals and rules

I was raised Catholic. Back in the day, when we were all young, a new priest came to my town. It was his first post, and as it usually goes when someone does something for the first time, he decided to do things differently. Instead of an old lady playing the organ, he formed a rock band to play the same church songs.
January 25, 2021

How to write great OKRs

There is one thing that organizations of any type should master if they want to leverage the OKR superpowers – writing great OKRs. Why so? Because the quality of your OKRs can affect the achievement of your goals in the long run.
September 9, 2020

How OKRs & Agile methodologies work together

It may not be evident at first sight, but something both OKRs and Agile methodologies have in common is the goal to bridge the gap between strategy and execution and improve adaptability. With that in mind, there are ways you can leverage best practices from both methodologies to accelerate progress.
June 24, 2020