Archive for August, 2013

Let KPI Train You

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

At KPI, it is our goal to make data analysis, manipulation and presentation into your own personal tool-set.  Some aspects of this are demonstration and some are discussion, but the biggest part of our mission is the train you in the use of everyday tools that can produce valuable and insightful results when they’re used completely.  It is for this reason that we are offering training to familiarize you with some of the essential tools in data and process analysis (MS Excel and MS Visio), as well as the most commonly used presentation media (MS PowerPoint).

Training is provided via the web-conferencing tool, Cisco WebEx.  When you sign-up for a class you will be sent a link for   Class sizes are limited to 10 participants to allow adequate time for questions to be answered.  It is important to note that these each class build from the concepts taught in the previous classes.  Practice files are available for each class at a cost of $5 so you can utilize the concepts enough to let the concepts sink in.  Use and repetition is key in making these concept clear in your mind, and easily remembered.

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Categories: Data 2 Insight, Training

Information Indigestion

August 22, 2013 Leave a comment

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

Herbert Simon (Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 1978)


Herbert Simon was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and professor—most notably at Carnegie Mellon University.  Simon was among the founding fathers of several of today’s important scientific domains, including artificial intelligence, information processing, and organization theory.

Categories: Data 2 Insight

Be a Prototyper, Not a Typewriter

August 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Guy Kawasaki is the CEO of Garage Technology Ventures, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, California.  He is one of the original Apple fellows and is a big part of the success of Apple Computers.  Since then he has broken out and started his own firm providing guidance and seed capital for new businesses in the IT market.  He is the author of 12 business books which include Art of the Start, The Apple Way, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions and his latest book APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book (co-written with Shawn Welch).  He is a canny business mind who makes the business of business into something both simple and digestible.   Read more…

Categories: Presenting Power
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