Monthly Archives: July 2010

Real Big News

Dag had just offered me the assignment in Norway and I needed to discuss it with my wife immediately.   She had been a stay-at-home mom for several years, caring for our young son.  We had been discussing home-based business ideas … Continue reading

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What’s Your Rush?

I was really mad at Dag.  He was my boss and I was sure he was avoiding me, maybe even ignoring me.  I was ready to unload on him (verbally) the next time I saw him.  It was a good … Continue reading

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Nothing There

Every Business Intelligence (BI) platform starts out being pretty useless because it has nothing inside.  It needs to be “filled up” with some content before it becomes valuable.  Let me provide a few analogies to explain what I mean. Imagine … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Enough

Lots of my posts here will be about the Business Intelligence (BI) industry.  That’s not surprising, since I’ve worked for BI reporting company Noetix for more than 9 years, so my recent professional focus has been all about BI.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Too Much Too Soon

The CEO of business software maker NetSuite made news this week when, in an interview in London, he said “I think in 10 years we’ll be bigger than SAP.”   Zach Nelson, CEO of NetSuite, cited the growth of software-as-a-service, the … Continue reading

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The Truth

I’m guessing that many of you are not familiar with data visualization expert Stephen Few.  However, you probably do know who Martin Tyler and Ian Darke are (even if you forget their names before the end of the year). Stephen … Continue reading

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Castle on a Cloud

In Les Misérables, little Cosette is a 10-year-old girl living a life of indentured servitude.  Cosette is a cleaning girl for the innkeeper, Thenardier, and his heartless wife, who brutally punishes Cosette whenever she slips up.  As an escape, Cosette … Continue reading

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