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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Up in the Air

Posted over 4 years ago, 0 comments
Did you see the movie Up in the Air starring George Clooney? Those of you who have not seen it probably have heard something about it. It involves a professional with a job who flies in airline jets so much that hotels and airports become his life.
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Ethics and Fraud – From a Gray Area to Prison

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
I was recently honored to be a keynote speaker at the Institute of Management Accountant’s 91st Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Events like this provide me the opportunity to hear other speakers and to get a sense for hot topics and trends. My talk’s topic was on business analytics. But at this year’s conference there was an emphasis on ethics and fraud.
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Horse Racing’s Triple Crown – Just like Business Analysts*

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
The Belmont horserace, third leg of the USA’s prestigious Triple Crown races, was this past week-end. It made me think that thoroughbred racehorses and business analytic and performance management project leaders have similarities depending on which type they are. (This metaphor is also applicable to professional careers.) There are three types of racehorses: starters, stalkers and deep closers. How are business analytics and performance management methodologies project managers similar?
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Wedding Bells: Risk Management and Performance Management

Posted over 4 years ago, 1 comment
Inevitably all managerial methodologies, like customer relationship management and profit management and strategy management, will all be integrated. It may not happen for a few years, but software will make it inevitable. The most recent marriage of two of them, enterprise risk management and performance management, is another indication of this bonding. As evidence, Professor Robert S. Kaplan and Dr. David Norton, the authors of the balanced scorecard book series, have begun publishing materials on this marriage.
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Jack Bauer, “24,” Googly, Appel, and Analytics

Posted over 4 years ago, 0 comments
Ever watch the television serial “24” starring Kiefer Sutherland, the never-smiling Jack Bauer and counterterrorism agent? Although the network claims the show is ending with its final show this week, don’t believe it. Jack Bauer can be hooked up to power cables and never confess, but I was able to get the truth out of him.
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