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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Why Will Analytics Be the Next Competitive Edge?

Posted about 5 years ago, 0 comments
Analytics is becoming a competitive edge for organizations. Once "nice-to-have," applying analytics is now becoming mission-critical.
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Analytics and Big Data – Press pause on the Stairmaster

Posted about 5 years ago, 2 comments
Our lives have become hectic. We are working harder and longer. We talk about life balance, but for so many of us we continue to have imbalance. Every once in a while we need to step back, press the “pause” button on the Stairmaster exercise machine, take some deep breaths, and reflect on  just what the heck is going on. I’d like to reflect with you my take on what is driving the accelerating interest in analytics and Big Data.
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Analytics admittance. Adults unaccompanied by minors.

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
The Motion Picture Association of America’s film rating system rates a film’s content suitability for variuos audiences. For example, A PG-13 rating requires children age 13 or under to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian if some content is deemed inappropriate.
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Board of directors’ dashboards – Navigation or naiveté?

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
Have you ever wondered about how well boards of directors do their job? I have. And I do not have a good answer. But I was stimulated by an article written by Donald Delves, President of The Delves Group, titled “Dashboards for Boards.”
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Analytics is like a dentist. It’s all in the inside.

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
My cousin Chris is a dentist. We are the same age, and we lived together when we were both in graduate school at Northwestern University. Chris was in dental school, and I was earning my MBA. Chris once said to me that dentistry is all on the inside. Of course he meant his work is inside his patients’ mouths, and he did not mean that people are not responsible for their own dental hygiene. But his quote has always remained with me. In thinking about it, it can apply to analysts and analytics as well.
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