Business Intelligence Brief - Is there really a B in BI

Is there REALLY a “B” in BI? Or was it all False Advertising?

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Business Intelligence is all the rage. But in dark corners, people are whispering that it has not lived up to its promise. Sure, the graphical tools are snazzy. And the analysts who use it rave about its ability to manipulate information to find answers [...]

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Part II | Dashboard vs Business Dashboard – Going beyond report based dashboards

This is my second blog around a new term that Corporater uses: Business Dashboard. What characterizes a dashboard: Dashboards are nothing more than HTML reports where [...]

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Part I | Dashboard vs Business Dashboard – What is the difference?

I am going to start a series that focus on a new term that Corporater uses: Business Dashboard. What is the difference between a Dashboard that most of us know - and the Corporater Business Dashboard? Well [...]

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Rock Your Business

Fans of The Eagles – and really, how can you not be a fan of a group that has produced so many memorable songs on the way to selling a whopping 150 million albums over their 30 year span – will be interested in a fascinating documentary titled “History of the Eagles [...]

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Are you too busy to improve?

Though we all know that change is the only constant thing in business, people are way too resistant to it, even if it is promises a positive impact on the bottom line. Why is it so? Few things off my head that I see way too often are: They are too busy and firefighting takes [...]

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Connecting what you «Do» with what you want to «Achieve»

I have been consulting several clients lately, and I have discovered a pattern that I think is common in many companies. The vision, the strategy, and the KPI’s are well established and linked. But I seldom find the [...]

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If Pharaoh should recruit a leader – how would the world look like?

Written concepts about leadership developed early. The concepts of leadership, leader and follower are found in the Egyptian hieroglyphs. Just think how the world would have been if Pharaoh was selecting the leaders to [...]

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Manager or Leader

When I thought about some of the “Leaders” I have worked for, I look back on the employment with joy. These people “showed the way” and lead me in the right direction – sometimes even without me knowing that I was being led. But I have also worked [...]

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Are we in control of rising cost or is cost ruling us?

As a young financial controller I made an observation that I won’t ever forget. I had collected the various departments’ budgets for the next 5 years (bottom up process) and summarized the numbers. The 5 year [...]

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What a difference words can do!

In my young days I worked for a big fortune 250 company. As the financial controller working in the shared services department, I had an experience which, I will never forget. All the managers (40 in total) were gathered for an extended management meeting and [...]

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