A few weeks ago, I spent an afternoon talking to the CEO of a mid-sized services company. He’s interested in ‘big data’ and is interviewing consultants / companies to help his organization ‘take advantage of their data’. In preparation for this meeting, I had spent the previous weeks talking to various managers throughout the company … Read more Data and Culture go hand in hand
Many companies want to ‘do’ big data today. They’re spending money on systems, software, consulting, training and other services to be able to capture, process, analyze and use data. Those are all things that need to be done to be up their data science capabilities and skills. Companies need the right platforms, the right systems, … Read more Building a Data Culture
I ran across a great post this morning over on Boy Genius Report titled Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells all as company crumbles around him. Its a long letter but very very insightful. First off there are a lot of lessons to learn from that letter. A couple of key sentences: You have many … Read more A look into RIM’s Culture?
Did you know that technology selection is about much more than technology? Yep…its true…..but most people don’t realize it. Many in the IT world love to get asked to be a part of a technology selection project. These types of projects usually provide a learning opportunity for everyone on the team and an chance to … Read more Technology Selection and Cultural Fit
You Too Can Be a Strategy Consultant: Three Secret Tools Revealed by Charles H. Green on Trust Matters Quote: The art of general management and strategic consulting lies in the mastery of a few simple tools. Now, despite the inevitable threats against my person made by parties who do not want to see the Truth … Read more Links for May 30 2010
Competing with Pirates by Mark Fidelman on Seek Omega and Cross Posted on CloudAve Why Planning Is Important, Your Plan is Not by George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster on Blog For Profit Are You Willing to Lose Your Best and Brightest Over a Bag of Pretzels? by Vincent Ferrari on KnowHR Blog Breaking Through Organizational … Read more Links for Jan 3 2010