Platform

THINKSheet is a General Purpose Platform for

Building Intelligence Systems for Professionals

THINKSheet is a general purpose platform for building intelligence systems for professionals. We call these systems Professional Intelligence Systems because they enable you to model and manage a much higher percentage of your intelligence than QT-only systems.  They feature a unique set of tools that enable you to quantify, visualize and synthesize your whole thought process – including both QL and QT factors – in the rich language of your profession in one seamless model.

The platform enables us to customize systems for all professions efficiently. The platform is modular, enabling us to (1) deliver pilots for new customers with minimal time investment and then (2) expand your systems cost effectively in whatever way you want. The systems are built in the Microsoft Office and Microsoft.net environments, enabling you to integrate THINKSheet into your workflow of models, data gathering, data downloads, proprietary databases, research reports, and PPT and multi-media presentations. The components work together as a logical whole and are accessible via the cloud. The graphic below illustrates the main components:

  1. Best Thought Process Methodology
  2. QL+QT Model Templates
  3. Data Vendor Links
  4. Drivers Databases
  5. Research Reports
  6. Histories, Charts and Indices
  7. Multimedia Communications

TSTPlatform

Best Thought Process Methodology

The Best Thought Process Methodology is to identify and utilize the best ways you think and communicate in the ordinary course of business.  The core methodology is based on the case method of decision-making taught in business, law and medical school. It is second nature to all MBAs, lawyers and doctors.  The core technology is our proprietary implementation of case-based reasoning – the software quantification of the case method. It enables you to quantify your best thought processes by (1) breaking them down into the key metrics, (2) comparing your decision options, one metric and assumption at a time, and (3) synthesizing them into an overall analysis and ranking.

QL+QT Model Templates

Our library of 50+ QL+QT model templates is what makes the systems unique. These models enable you to quantify, visualize and synthesize your thought processes as you speak and write in the ordinary course of business. The templates cover most asset classes in the financial markets, including, global macro, equities, FICC, and real estate. We co-developed them with premier research directors, investment bankers, analysts, portfolio managers, traders, and real estate developers.  The models are modular and can be copied, pasted and recombined to customize new models efficiently.

Drivers Databases

The drivers of investment decisions are usually QL because the QT factors are priced in more efficiently by the standard use of QT models. Our Drivers Databases help you manage both the QL and QT drivers of your decisions in one efficient process. The databases are organized based upon a taxonomy of QL+QT drivers that we provide as a starting point and work with you and our partners to extend. Our taxonomies and tools enable you to easily (1) organize the drivers, (2) rank them by relative importance, (3) filter them into the taxonomy categories, and (4) feed the most important ones into your TST models.  This Drivers Management System enables you to streamline all of your information management, analytical and communications processes.

Integrated & Dynamic Platform

Integrated Platform

THINKSheet is an integrated thought process platform. All of the components are designed to work together to help you  manage your most important information and your own intelligence with maximum productivity.

Research Reports

Your TST-based research reports are both shorter and more comprehensive than traditional reports. The communications power of the TST models enables you to limit your reports to a few TST models plus 1 or 2 summary pages.

See  Morgan Stanley THINKSheet Report.

Charts & Indices

Due to THINKSheet’s underlying mathematical foundation, you can create charts and indices for your TST models in the same way you do it for QT-based charts and indices.

Dynamic Platform

You can update your models and databases dynamically as conditions change and propagate those changes throughout your workflow with a level of efficiency achievable only with THINKSheet.

Model Histories

You can store your TST models in databases for historical reference. You can then review them to see recurring patterns on a full model, sub-model or individual metric basis. You can use the historical system to generate price predictions, evaluate the quality of your predictions, and then feed them back into the system for even better predictions.

Multimedia Communications

Tradtional research reports use charts due to the emphasis on numbers.  However, photos and videos are often best for QL analysis because people and concepts are usually the subject matter. Our Multi-Media library includes a large and ever-increasing number of photos and graphics you can use to make your models and text easier to understand.

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