Data Min(e)dset

There are data miners and then there is data mindset. The former are the people and/or their tools that do the digging through the numbers. The latter is about a whole lot more.  Last week I blogged about how to help people believe the numbers. This week I am going a big step further talking about…
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Helping them believe the numbers

Decisions are all about emotion, however, numbers are so very important. At the end of the day if the bank balance is zero, no amount of emotion is going to change that.  When it comes to numbers and decision making there are essentially three positions people take.  Believers  These people believe numbers enhance decisions. In…
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When numbers hurt most

One of the most soul-destroying events that can happen to a company is for a bean counter to be appointed as CEO with a vision that involves cost cutting and not much else. While I am one of the first to hold true to “In God we trust, all others bring data”, I have seen…
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Spending vs Investing

A strategy is of itself a hypothesis. Something that is proved true or false over time.  For more on this, read one of my most popular blogs here: A strategy is but a hypothesis. In proving your hypothesis, you eventually find out if you are spending on a failed strategy or if you are investing…
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Solving Quantifornication

Solving Quantifornication has the benefits of countering fake news, avoiding poor decisions based on a poor risk assessment and learning to pose the right questions. Quantifornication is a term that I use to describe any of the following: Twisting data, intentionally or not, to make a point that the data does not actually support e.g.…
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