To have a great analytics culture, you need a great communications culture

When you read about big data and/or data analytics projects and systems, it is rare that you also read bout communicating the outcome of those projects. Without the ability to communicate the results of any analysis to the broader business, most big data / analytics projects are doomed to mediocrity…or even failure. The quantitative mind … Read more To have a great analytics culture, you need a great communications culture

Don’t let the big (or small) words win – The New CIO Series

In the world of  technology we tend to use either really big words, really small words and/or acronyms. What do you think of when you think of  ‘the cloud’ what do you think of?  Do you think about Amazon‘s EC2 or S3 or do you think about  “Parallel and Distributed Processing”?  Both could be right … Read more Don’t let the big (or small) words win – The New CIO Series

John Madden’s Lessons for Leadership

Image via Wikipedia John Baldoni had a great article on HarvardBusiness.org titled “Five Things John Madden Teaches Us about Leadership.” Apparently John Madden has announced his retirement…I’ve been so busy with work and school to not know this.  Baldoni took Madden’s announcement as a chance to look at what leadership lessons can be learned from … Read more John Madden’s Lessons for Leadership

IT Marketers – Five Reasons we aren’t listening

Paul Dunay over at Buzz Marketing for Technology wrote a post titled “Sin of Inclusion” that pointed me to some commentary on the IT Services Marketing Association (ITSMA) website.  The ITSMA article, titled ‘Why Our Customers Aren’t Listening to Us“, lists five reasons that customers aren’t listening to IT marketers. These reasons are: Customers aren’t … Read more IT Marketers – Five Reasons we aren’t listening

Authentic Conversation – Real, Simple, Honest

The opening paragraphs of the chapter titled ’95 Theses’ from The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual says (taken from this page): A powerful global conversation has begun. Through the Internet, people are discovering and inventing new ways to share relevant knowledge with blinding speed. As a direct result, markets are getting smarter-and … Read more Authentic Conversation – Real, Simple, Honest