Archive for June, 2016

To Err Is Human

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

My revision of Alexander Popes words, “To err is human, to forgive, divine,” is not meant to diminish the importance of forgiveness, but instead to promote the great value of errors as learning opportunities. We don’t like to admit our mistakes, but it’s important that we do. We all make errors in droves. Failing to […]

We Must Vet Our Data Visualization Advisers with Care

Friday, June 24th, 2016

When we need advice in our personal lives, to whom do we turn? To someone we trust, who has our interests at heart and is wise. So why then do we often rely on advisers in our professional lives whose interests are in conflict with our own? If your work involves business intelligence, analytics, data […]

Data Visualization Lite

Monday, June 13th, 2016

In the world of data visualization, we are progressing at a snail’s pace. This is not the encouraging message that vendors and many “experts” are promoting, but it’s true. In the year 2004, I wrote the first edition of Show Me the Numbers in response to a clear and pressing need. At the time no […]