The Perpetual Motion of Business Intelligence

One of the primary purposes of Business Intelligence is to learn something about an organization. Like all learning, it never ends.  An answer leads to new questions. In essence, Business Intelligence is like perpetual motion – it never ends.  It is this spiraling causality that makes Business Intelligence activities different.  Projects have a defined goal and an… Continue reading The Perpetual Motion of Business Intelligence

The Rewards of a Job Well Done

“There is no credit for preventing something that did not happen.” – David S. Alberts Much of the management activities in an organization is preventative – to prevent something bad from happening. The natural inclination of leadership is to view that everything operating correctly is the norm. So a lot of preventative activity is simply… Continue reading The Rewards of a Job Well Done

The Effect of Mass Affected Everything

If there is one word to describe the 20th Century, it is mass: Mass destruction Mass media Mass transit Mass manufacturing Tremendous technological breakthroughs were made that brought an unprecedented level of prosperity on a mass scale. It also brought unimagined destruction as Total Warfare was born. Often overshadowed by technological advances were new ways… Continue reading The Effect of Mass Affected Everything