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Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins

Founder and CEO - Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC

United States | Professional Services - Information, Technology

Intelligent people but stupid choices – try using analytics!

Posted over 5 years ago, 1 comment
My previous blog on June 5 was about horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown race and its final leg, the Belmont Stakes. I posted my blog before the favored horse, I’ll Have Another, was scratched due to a leg injury. For gamblers who would likely to have bet on I’ll Have Another for the Belmont, maybe this saved them some money. Why? I will get to that in a moment
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Analytics for creating more choices

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
Choice covers both the capacity to control people and events, and an underlying belief in the possibility of such control. Being able to rule your environment gives power to self-determination, even for babies. In a study, researchers attached strings to the arms of infants “as young as four months.” When they moved their arms, music played. The babies grew “sad and angry” when researchers removed the strings and they could no longer make music play, though music continued sporadically.
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Analytics and EPM – You’ve read me, now hear me

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
I wrote my first weekly SAS blog in February 2007, almost 5 ½ years ago and have rarely missed a week. So you have read me. In this blog I deviate from the normal for you to hear me. I discuss business analytics and enterprise performance management (EPM).
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Being wrong versus being confused

Posted over 5 years ago, 0 comments
Which is worse? Being wrong or being confused?
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An analytics story problem: When will two trains collide?

Posted over 5 years ago, 1 comment
In my mind there are two pre-requisites to problem solving: (1) first frame the problem or opportunity, and (2) then perform the analysis.
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