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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

When Will Star Wars Performance Management Arrive?

Posted almost 8 years ago, 2 comments
Let’s get a bit wild and imagine way out into the future about how a truly futuristic enterprise performance management (PM) framework might operate. (If you are impatient to read my blog on this, then go directly to the bottom and click on the link to the video. After viewing, hopefully then read this blog.)
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A Shift in Kaplan and Norton’s Balanced Scorecard Message

Posted almost 8 years ago, 4 comments
This week I attended the 12th annual Balanced Scorecard Collaborative (now called Palladium) Americas Summit conference. This conference attracts relatively more advanced and mature organizations who have implemented strategy maps and the balanced scorecard (BSC) concepts developed by Dr. Robert S. Kaplan and Dr. David P. Norton.
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Sports and Analytics – A Parallel to Business?

Posted almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
There seems to be a growing interest in applying analytics to sports. One example is the popularity of the 2003 book Moneyball that describes the depth of analytics that general managers like Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics apply to selecting the best players, plus batter and pitcher tactics based on the conditions of the team scores, inning, number of outs, and runners on base. I expand on this trend in an article titled Baseball + Analytics = Improved Performance. Why might this interest be?
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The Promise and Perils of Text Analytics --- Privacy

Posted almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
Text analytics may be the next wave of computer analysis. In contrast to quantitative analytics, text analytics broadens mining raw source data beyond numbers to include words, phrases and sentences – alpha characters.
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Don’t Cry Shopgirl

Posted almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
I confess. Despite my perception of myself as a tough guy – co-captain of my university football team – my eyes misted at the end of the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie, You’ve Got Mail. In the film, Hanks’ new big box Barnes and Noble-like book store in NYC’s Manhattan had put Meg Ryan’s small West Side children’s book store out of business.
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