I saw a post on LinkedIn today by James Caan (not the actor, the entrepreneur). He reminded me of a bit of advice from Ken Blanchard I received years ago in a training called Client Leadership Workshop at McKinsey & Company. "Don't take all the monkeys"
So, we must fight every day to prioritize our work, sharpen our focus, and align our teams to do one thing very well for clients.
We floated a draft mission statement on Twitter yesterday and received one comment / like. It is a start. Here it is for your review and comment: We formulate algorithms for quantum computers that create alpha. Our mission is to assist managers in climbing the sophistication curve to use quantum algorithms find alpha-creating opportunities.
Yesterday a potential client asked me to set up a trading account for our corporation and begin to institutionally trade stocks. We could start with paper trading. Get in the groove, learn the lingo, feel the buzz, and understand the setbacks. Figure out the challenges with implementing a strategy or algorithm. Backtest the recommendations. You cannot speak my language unless you trade.
Strong words and advice. Comments welcome. We have been working on the algorithms to ensure they run smoothly and give the best answers they can.
Strategic IT Management Consultant with a strong interest in Quantum Computing. Consulting for 29 years and this looks as interesting as cloud computing was in 2010.