Assessing

The Disproportion of Theory to Knowledge

A Disproportion of Theory to Knowledge Means Speculation and Guessing Thinking of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, it certainly is true. Much speculation but few facts.  I waited more than two weeks to make this post, first hoping that there would be a happy conclusion to the disappearance, and then hoping simply for some …

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Trust your Numbers

Trust your numbers, but never trust your gut. Always trust your numbers. Never trust your gut. Those are the words of Daniel Kahneman, the economics Nobel laureate. In an video interview series with Inc. Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Eric Schurenberg,  Kahneman tells us that experts tend to be overconfident, and make predictions without enough information. We are …

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Complicating Factors

These four complicating factors will challenge even the best decision-makers What are these complicating factors, and what should you do about them? Way back in October, I examined the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article  “Deciding How to Decide” on page 63 of the November 2013 issue, written by Hugh Courtney, Dan Lovallo, and Carmina Clarke. Look at …

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Causes of Poor Data Quality – Business and IT Perspectives

Did Business and IT Executives see the causes of poor data quality the same way? Our survey investigating the causes of poor data quality leading to negative business outcomes has been in flight for four weeks now. You can read about our first survey insights here, and the survey launch here. I’m running this survey …

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Customer-Related Data Quality Issues Cause Pain

Customer-Related Data Quality Pain in Early Survey Results We have an early yet strong indication of customer-related data quality issues across the full size range of organizations responding to our Poor Data Quality Survey. While there are many other areas of inquiry within our survey, I’ve selected customer data quality for this review because of its …

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