»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders


Friday, May 15th, 2009

Criss-crossing circles

There is an exception to every rule. Even circles, which we usually blame, are sometimes worthy of acclaim – especially in combination with graphical tables.

Friday, January 9th, 2009

More pie, anyone?

This blog is for the pie haters out there. If you have a sensitive stomach, please read with caution! Nothing but pies and one is worse than the next. This time, with examples from FTD, Handelsblatt, WamS and SZ…

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Pies are for eating – not measuring!

After plenty of goose, duck and gingerbread, here’s something else to chew on. The pies have got to go! Warning: This blog is nothing for those with weak stomachs.

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Test: Are you a good manager?

To read management information correctly, you often need good visual judgment. Take the test and see how you rate!

Friday, December 21st, 2007

The best soccer charts come from Nuremberg

Even though they still have a shred of hope in the UEFA Cup, it is no secret that Nuremberg does not have the best soccer players in the German Bundesliga. The best soccer charts, however, do come from Nuremberg. You won’t find them in Nuremberg-based ‘kicker’ magazine, but you will find them here.

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Which way to paradise?

Awards are very flattering. Innovation awards are even more so, because not every innovation is appreciated. Sometimes, it is important to differentiate between innovation and success. After all, being on the cutting edge can have its downsides and it is not an automatic guarantee for success.

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.