Archive for September, 2010

Effecting Change When Change Is Hard

Monday, September 27th, 2010

In February of 2007, I wrote a book review titled “Sticky Stories Told with Numbers” in the Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter of the book Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. I gushed with enthusiasm for this simple, practical guide that teaches us how to get our messages across in ways that result [...]

Patent Failure: The USPTO’s Oversized but Undernourished New Dashboard

Monday, September 20th, 2010

This blog entry was written by Bryan Pierce of Perceptual Edge.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently posted an online dashboard to allow the public to monitor data related to the issuance of new patents. At Perceptual Edge, we strongly support efforts to make government data more accessible and understandable. Unfortunately, in its [...]

BI Has Hit the Wall

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I delivered a keynote presentation at Tableau’s Customer Conference last week. Several people at the conference expressed appreciation for the insights contained in one of my slides in particular, so I thought I’d share it here in my blog.

Here’s what I said while showing this slide:
The industry that has claimed responsibility for helping organizations get [...]