Big Company Goliaths Use Their Big Data to Beat YOU!

How do we know this?   Large companies loudly proclaim their investments in machine learning and predictive analytics.  It is often labeled as Artificial Intelligence.  The concept is to let the machines do the bulk of the work and have humans only deal with setting the rules and judging the exceptions.  It has been an unfair … Continue reading Big Company Goliaths Use Their Big Data to Beat YOU!

Is a category 5 coming to your industry?

The use of predictive analyses is relative – don’t understand, ask my neighbors! Recently a lot of tragic and terrifying events have been in the news.  Earthquakes in the Anchorage Alaska area fires in northern California and I personally have experience with Hurricane Michael.  Let me start with Michael.  My residence was in the hurricane … Continue reading Is a category 5 coming to your industry?

Let me introduce you to AugI.

AugI can be employed by your organization 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  AugI does not require a benefits package and will not expect raises or time off for good behavior.  AugI trains quickly and will routinely perform tasks daily, weekly, monthly or on any routine schedule you determine is best for your … Continue reading Let me introduce you to AugI.

How are reports like land-lines and VCR’s

For thirty years or more I sold systems that generated reports. Not just one or two reports but dozens and dozens of reports.  Each report had many variations that allowed you to sort them how you wanted, total them with averages, minimums and maximums and sort them from high to low or low to high.  … Continue reading How are reports like land-lines and VCR’s

Beware of the Top 10 Zombies – Reports that Live Forever

I wish I had dollar for every time someone used the term “top 10”.  I doubt more than a day goes by that I don’t see it somewhere on the internet and hear it in business conversations.  Almost all dashboards are littered with Top 10 charts to show off best customers, products and salespeople. Like … Continue reading Beware of the Top 10 Zombies – Reports that Live Forever

Prescriptive Analytics produces credible ROI

People who don’t understand how machine learning and artificial intelligence is used in business find prescriptive analytics to be both scary and complex.  Let’s alleviate some of those fears.  Your data shows what has been happening over time with your sales, revenue, profitability and many other details about your business's history. We crunch those numbers … Continue reading Prescriptive Analytics produces credible ROI

Are you in step with the experts?

We all tend to get reinforcement for what we do and why we do it from advisors.  Some of those advisors are directly engaged with our decisions, yet many are strangers to us in the form of experts.  The experts write about concepts and success stories and occasionally admit to failures. Business concepts are highly … Continue reading Are you in step with the experts?

Caught Outside Looking In…

My partners and I have worked with hundreds of independent business people.  They are a fabulous bunch who have, in most cases, built a good business out of an idea.  Their knowledge, charm, and fortitude led them to a position of relative success.  Some of these businesses are churning out profit and keeping many people … Continue reading Caught Outside Looking In…