Archive for March, 2013

Data Held Hostage

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

The Big Data marketing campaign distracts us from our greatest opportunities involving data. As we chase the latest Big Data technologies to increase volume, velocity, and variety (the 3 V’s), we will never resolve the fundamental roadblocks that have been plaguing us all along. I’ve written a great deal over the last few years about […]

Tableau Veers from the Path

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I’ve seen it happen many times, but it never ceases to sadden me. An organization starts off with a clear vision and an impervious commitment to excellence, but as it grows, the vision blurs and excellence gets diluted through a series of compromises. Software companies are often founded by a few people with a great […]

O’Reilly Media Has Lost Its Soul

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Several years ago I was courted by O’Reilly Media. After the success of my first book, Show Me the Numbers, the folks at O’Reilly were interested in publishing my second. I responded cautiously at first, because my prior self-publishing experience was extremely positive. Analytics Press, the publisher of Show Me the Numbers and Now You […]