Benchmarking has been around as a business process a LONG time. You knowing how much somebody else spent, or how long something took is informative. When you “beat that number” you feel good. Your boss feels good. The CEO feels good. #winning
Meanwhile, how you beat those numbers is either 1) you understand a process so well and have it so tuned that you can nail the outcome every time OR 2) you are hedging so you can hit a lower number OR 3) you got lucky. Let’s admit that.
For those who don't know, Three Card Monte is a confidence game where the player has to pick usually a Queen from three cards shuffled in front of them. Its a game designed to cheat the player out of a bet, without making them feel bad - as the dealer is typically using slight of hand in order to deal the cards. Typically, the dealer always sh