management

The role of decision modeling in a data-driven culture

I recently checked out The Evolution of Decision Making – How leading organizations are adopting a data-driven culture, a new white paper from the Harvard Business Review sponsored by SAS: People have long preached the benefits of relying on data and insights from business intelligence (BI) and analytics to help make better and timelier decisions. A reliance […]

White Paper of the Week- Beyond Business Agility

A new week and another new white paper. This week it is Beyond Business Agility: Becoming Adaptive and Analytic Business rules are a powerful tool for developing agile systems. Moving forward, becoming analytic and adaptive as well as agile will be a source of competitive advantage. This white paper is based on my keynote from the Building […]

Analytics and ending the tyranny of the anecdotal

I was chatting with our VP of business development today and she shared a great phrase that she had heard recently – “the tyranny of the anecdotal.” This refers, of course, to the terrible tendency of people to use anecdotes and stories to make decisions. The regrettable tendency for a doctor to ignore data about […]