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Spreadsheet creep - a health hazard to your business

Excel is a great tool, it really is.  As someone who spends half their life staring at spreadsheets, I wouldn’t be without it.

BUT, and there is a ‘but’, I believe that spreadsheets need to come with a business health warning that says: … 210 more words

Financial Strategy

Data Warehouse Date Dimensions

Often when we as Data Warehouse Architects consider conventional dimensions for a project (and by this I mean simple dimensions such as Sex, Date or Marital Status), we fall back or tried and trusted designs and implimentations that we’ve used in the past. 269 more words


Your organisational structure - is it working for you or have you found a way around it?!

With a shameless reference to Gary Hamel’s interview with Peter Day which I blogged on last week (the link is at the bottom of this blog), I want to explore a different approach with regard to organisational structure: 483 more words

Human Behaviour

Human capital - what does it actually mean?

With thanks to Paul Freeman for giving me the initial inspiration behind this latest blog / rant, I want to explore this concept today in a little detail. 551 more words

Complex Transformation

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this website

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about…

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Club Information

The death (...and reincarnation?) of HR

To say that there’s been a diatribe on the subject of HR on these pages is perhaps an understatement…and my reassurances that some of my best relationships are with HR professionals has probably fallen upon deaf ears, despite the truth of that statement. 490 more words

Human Behaviour

Buying the right quality at the right price - the challenge for procurement

I’ve had two conversations with clients around procurement in recent times which I wanted to share with you. The first one included a remark from a client which struck me to such a degree that I wrote it down precisely. 366 more words