Originally published on November 29, 2011 in BI This Week, a TDWI publication.
What do you do when you have a bunch of data on your hands and your skills fail to make sense of it? That’s where I was the other day.… Read the rest
This story shows how elemental data stories really are. Humans come ready to tell and hear them, requiring no plug-ins at all. This young person can do a good job of it.
There was a question, followed by data, then questions and answers, and and finally a conclusion.… Read the rest
There’s no video, and even memories may be sketchy of an historic few seconds in the exhibit hall of TDWI conference last week in San Diego. The word is that Steve Swoyer, prolific industry journalist and recent reporter at the Pacific Northwest BI Summit in July, displayed the Summit’s secret handshake.… Read the rest
“Don’t bother me with petty distinctions between BI, analytics and decision support. I want meaning, not tools for their own sake – and here I see glimmers.”
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Twenty tweets the first day!
Visualized data seems as natural as eating and sleeping, doesn’t it? Yet the first economic time-series wasn’t plotted until 1786, according to our patriarch of viz Edward Tufte in his 1983 book Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
What took so long?… Read the rest
Sometimes I’m a complete idiot. I’ve been writing a monthly column for TDWI’s BI This Week since the beginning of 2011 — after a break of almost two years — and I have never posted a link. No good self promoter would have neglected to do that.… Read the rest