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Too Much Data, Too Little Analysis

December 28, 2013 Leave a comment

The issue is a straightforward one of simple ability to manage data effectively in order to provide our leaders with actionable information. Too much raw data compromises that ability. That is all there is to it.

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight, Jr. Read more…

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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.

Visit the KPI Training Shop @ http://kpi-training.myshopify.com/ to purchase your training today!

For specific topics covered in each class, keep reading… Read more…

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.

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RGIII is 2.5x more powerful than Eli Manning

September 29, 2012 1 comment

Robert Griffin III

Now before you go on a rant or a flame war that would make ESPN blush, I’m not talking about the football teams, exactly.  I’m talking about their respective influence on the upcoming Presidential election.  Follow me here…

In the United States, the Presidential election is decided by the Electoral College (EC).  There are 538 total EC votes and a candidate has to win a majority (270) to win the election.  If you remember the 2000 Presidential Election, the Supreme Court decision was to decide the EC votes for Florida, which would decide the election even though Al Gore won the popular vote nationwide.  Each state/district gets a certain number of EC votes, loosely based on the % of population that lives in that state or district.  Read more…

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