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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

David Warren (1925-2010) – Do Companies Need his “Black Box”?

Posted almost 4 years ago, 0 comments
David Warren, the inventor of the prototype of the airplane flight recorder “black box”, passed away in July, 2010. An Australian, he was inspired by the death of his father from a plane crash. His device accomplished his objective: to simultaneously record the conversations of pilots and instrument readings.
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Which Managerial Style is Superior? Western (USA) or Eastern (Japan)?

Posted about 4 years ago, 0 comments
Eastern hemisphere managerial styles are different than Western ones. These styles can be compared to understand how they implement and apply enterprise performance management methodologies embedded with business analytics.
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Beware Misguided Accountants

Posted about 4 years ago, 2 comments
Over the past few years I have discussed a paradox with Doug Hicks, President of D.T. Hicks & Co. ( www.dthicksco.com ), a performance improvement consulting firm in Farmington Hills, MI. The paradox, which continues to puzzle me, is how chief financial officers (CFOs) and controllers can be aware that their managerial accounting data is flawed and misleading, yet not take action to do anything about it.
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Is Business Analytics Just Another Passing Fad?

Posted about 4 years ago, 3 comments
Some of my most enjoyable years of my work career were employed as a consultant with Deloitte. Although they were from 1982-88, I remember them well as a formative period. I proudly refer to myself as a Deloitte alumnus comparable to a graduate from a university, and I enjoy receiving Deloitte’s newsletters. One of their communications is “Deloitte Debates” that recently posed a question if business analytics is another passing fad. Since I am a believer that applying business analytics is a competitive edge game changer, I was glad to see supportive replies from their leaders. Here are a few excerpt quotes from the debate:
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If you are now the CEO

Posted about 4 years ago, 0 comments
Imagine that you are now the CEO. Further imagine that your organization is underperforming. Worse yet, your organization has low employee morale, high labor turnover, declining market share, falling profits, competitors that are under-pricing you, and constant criticism from your board of directors, investors and investment analysts.
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