In nearly any process, the quality of the input is a constraint on the quality of the output.
The term "garbage in, garbage out" derives from programming. Bad input data yields a bad output. But, the concept or variants thereof appear in a variety of domains. Many "thought leaders" in the personal knowledge management space, for example, emphasize the importance of implementing an effective filter on the content one consumes.
- Base strategy on leading, not lagging, indicators
- Knowledge is a compounding investment
- UX researchers should care about strength of evidence
- Winning strategies result from good sensemaking