»Me, myself and BI«

Bissantz ponders


Thursday, April 6th, 2006

Do pictures really say more than a thousand words?

A picture says more than a thousand words. This charming expression is all about the magic of images. There is nothing that can cast more of a spell on us visual beings than a good picture, and nothing that can create such a lasting impression. Does this hold when it comes to transmitting business-relevant figures, too?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Dashboard vs. Sparklines

“Executives want their data condensed, their information all on one page.” Rolf Hichert puts it in a nutshell. But people obviously like to misinterpret him, as the marketing offensive for management speedometers shows.

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.