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Dec 26, 2011

2012 New Year Resolutions for CEOs and Executives

January 1st, New Year Day, is a chance for proposing changes. The tradition is to make resolutions such as to lose weight or exercise more. Typically....More
Nov 30, 2011

Business Analytics – Opposition or Proposition?

Metaphorically, belief and disbelief in business analytics as a competitive edge, and not just a passing fad, meet at a door. On one side is passion....More
Oct 21, 2011

The Best Part of the Annual Budget is When it is Over

For those of you who are my regular readers, you may know that the number of my obituaries that honor special people are very few. I believe this my....More
Aug 25, 2011

Moneyball: Turning the Odds on the Casino with Analytics

How will the rapidly evolving movement of analytics go mainstream from its being a niche solution? My prediction is through sports fans. And one....More
Aug 01, 2011

An E-mail to a CEO About Poor Performance

If you wrote the draft e-mail below, would you be bold enough to hit “Send”? Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx To: CEO From: A low-....More
May 24, 2011

A Pop Quiz on Business Intelligence and Performance Management

Do the words, "pop quiz," stimulate shivers down your spine and send you into a cold sweat? Do you remember when your school teacher would say, “Put....More
Apr 24, 2011

The Royal Wedding – What if Companies Had a King and Queen?

This Friday is the big day – England's royal wedding of William, Prince of Wales, and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey. Some readers are already....More
Apr 04, 2011

Turning a Blind Eye to Data Governance

The information technology analyst firm Forrester Research recently published a report that described the gap between data governance and business....More
Mar 16, 2011

Cut Through the Confusion to Unleash the Full Power of Performance Management

I keep coming across evidence that there are still serious misunderstandings about the potential scope and power of performance management....More
Mar 01, 2011

Performance Management Goes to the Oscars

I always find the acceptance speeches at Hollywood's Academy Awards to be inspirational. The ones I enjoy most are Oscar recipients who thank the....More
Feb 14, 2011

Analytics Can Answer, “Why Can't …?

Are you as curious as I am about why these questions have not been solved? • Why can't traffic intersection stoplights be more variable based on....More
Jan 22, 2011

From Bean Counter to Bean Grower: the Sequel

If Hollywood can make sequels to movies, why can't I? This article is the sequel to my previously published “Can Accountants Grow the Beans, Too?”....More
Jan 03, 2011

2011 New Year's Resolutions for CEOs and Executives

January 1st, New Year's Day, is a chance for proposing changes. The tradition is to make resolutions such as to lose weight or exercise more....More
Dec 19, 2010

Christmas Gift Letter to Santa Claus

TO: SANTA CLAUS, The North Pole Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this past year. I believe that qualifies me for 100 percent order fulfillment of....More
Nov 22, 2010

Why Are There Irrational Business Decisions?

I recently attended a presentation by Dr. Franck Schuurmans, a guest lecturer at the Wharton Business School and a consultant for Decision Strategies....More
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