Category Archives: Business and Finance

The day Penitens died

Penitens was a busy, notable tradesman, and very prosperous in his dealings, but died in the thirty-fifth year of his age. A little before his death, when the doctors had given him over, some of his neighbors came one evening to see him, … Continue reading

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Rise and Walk

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called … Continue reading

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The Technology Economy

Economists are now commonly referring to our modern post-industrial economy as the “information economy”. I suppose I understand that. But I’m not sure it’s the best possible label for what is (or should be) going on in the post-industrial modern … Continue reading

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The Secret Necessary First Ingredient of BI

Business Intelligence isn’t “reporting” or “technology”. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard business and IT leaders alike give those misconceptions voice. I suppose it’s possible to purchase an amazing new reporting tool, but it’s absolutely not possible … Continue reading

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“Open Access” vs “Self-Service” Data

What is “Open Access to Data”? Open access does NOT mean that everyone has access to everything, or that necessarily any one person has access to everything (from a business user perspective). Here’s a definition that will make some of … Continue reading

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Out with the Long-Term Strategic Plan

… unless it’s continually balanced with demonstrating short-term value. Balance. Much of life is about balance. Not only in BI, but on a dozen fronts. You’re going to have a hard time being successful until you learn the art of … Continue reading

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Overpriced Olive Wood

Both leading up to the trip and once I got there, I heard a lot about the rules of shopping in Israel. Rule #1: Always haggle. If you buy the thing you’re looking at for sticker price, they’ll think you’re … Continue reading

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