Telling A Story With Data

In the Introduction of Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic’s 2015 book, Storytelling With Data, the first sub-heading sets the tone for her magnificent drill-down into the details of what it takes to actually do something useful with data: “Bad Graphs are Everywhere.”  From here, Ms. Knaflic takes us through several unique primers on the ascetics and design considerations of presenting…

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Why Do We Model?

It may seem like an odd question, but I am asking it anyway: Why do we model? And, by the way, what in the world am I talking about? The picture in this Post is of our beloved neighbor Ruby, and even though she is only six, she knows exactly what I am talking about.…

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Land on My Planet

Come Land on My Planet I remember back in the late late moments of last century (yes, that would be the 1990’s), I worked at a Financial Services firm with a particularly unique and inspiring executive. I had left my job at a large consulting firm to try and stay off airplanes for a while,…

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130 Hours a Week? — Part 2

Part 1 of 130 Hours Per Week, raised a number of questions around what is reasonable and most effective in terms of work hours. Perhaps, we should start with what we actually know about what most people would consider to be excessive work hours (e.g., 130 hours per week). What Does the Research on Work Hours Say? A…

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