»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders


Friday, October 29th, 2010

Do seven words say more than a chart?

Some charts need more than 1,000 words. Yet, sometimes, seven words can be more effective than a chart. Today, we will put an end to the myth that all charts are pictures – and chatterboxes as well.

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Absolutely correkt

Proofreading is just as important in charts as it is in texts – and there are plenty of examples to prove that. When it comes to presenting data, however, we also need to remember that the real value comes from good content in the proper format.

Friday, July 25th, 2008

The demise of decograms

We have already bid our farewell to business charts. Now, it’s time to say goodbye to “decograms”. Why? Some recent examples from publications like Spiegel and Focus give us enough good reasons.

Essays

Death to business charts!
Why business charts must die

Graphic tables
Lay back and control

Industrial reporting
Production-like efficiency for management reporting

Can we drive companies
like we do cars?

Against dashboards, speedometers and traffic lights in Controlling

Business Intelligence 2.0
modest, serious, sincere

Rediscovering slowness
Sparklines make us John Franklins in management information.

Good reporting is boring
Looking for excitement?
Try a night on the town instead.

Are sports fans smarter
than managers?

Management reports need to become more dense and dashboards more rare

The myth of data mining
Why men don't buy beer and diapers at the same time.

Numerical blindness?
I wouldn't see a doctor, if I were you.