Tag Archives: Business Reporting

25 May

Business Intelligence class needs a makeover

The title of this post is an homage to Dan Meyer, a high school math teacher and TED speaker.  He argues that the traditional methodology for teaching math is fundamentally flawed. “I sell a product to a market that doesn’t … Read more

Filed under: Asking questions, Business Intelligence, culture, Industry Insights, Technology ,

23 December

The Importance of Stories

This time of year provides tremendous illustrations of the power and importance of stories.  From the stories that constitute our most core personal beliefs of the holiday season to those that detail running the gauntlet of inclement weather and travel … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Asking questions, Finance, Management Reports, Operations Reports, Reports ,

16 December

Defining Business Intelligence

The Historical View circa 1958 The notion of intelligence is…  “the ability to apprehend the interrelationships of presented facts in such a way as to guide action towards a desired goal.” – Hans Peter Luhn, IBM Journal, October 1958 The … Read more

Filed under: Business Intelligence, Industry, Industry Insights, Reports, Technology ,

23 October

Sun Tzu’s Cash Burn

– We’ll revisit the B.I. terms from last time next Tuesday and provide definitions.  Today is a fun look at historical accounting, and for a change, I’ll make reference to Indicee’s business intelligence software.  – The Art of War, Chapter … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, How To ,

13 October

The Meaningful Scorecard

“Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning” – Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers “Finding the one or two key numbers that drives success in your business, and bringing them to everyone is very powerful … Read more

Filed under: Accounting, Asking questions, Critical Thinking, How To, Management Reports, Operations Reports, Relevance ,