There are two key words in this title, data and science. Although it should be obvious, the ability to excel in this very hot and exciting field of Data Science requires a very good understanding of these terms and the thought and background behind each of them. Let’s...

The recent article by Carl Anderson and Michael Li, The Five Building Blocks for a Data-Driven Culture, does an excellent job of listing the essential attributes that define a organizational culture driven by data. Their five key blocks essential are having;

  1. A Singl...

Data, and our fascination with it, has been around for a long, long time. Early examples of information documentation are found in the Caves of Altamira, pyramids around the world and in leftovers from prehistory. But now the data is coming at us with volumes and pace...

July 6, 2017

The pass, the Hail Mary, the team captain. Sports analogies are all too common in the business world. But, for me, business and football analogies never really light my fire. Sailboat racing is one of my passions, but I never saw just how closely the team work aspect t...

May 4, 2017

If profitability, reputation, customer satisfaction, and a solid referral base are important to you, read on.

As small business owners, we are challenged daily with competing priorities: managing finances, hiring staff, and finding time to complete the 101 things on our...

March 16, 2017

In one day, running literally changed my life.

It was the first chilly, but sunny spring day in Chicago where there’s bound to be someone wearing shorts in 45 degrees. I had a double hitter of a day: a nasty argument with my boyfriend and a client who declared bankruptc...

January 12, 2017

According to a recent study, by 2020, companies will be spending three times as much on the customer experience as they are today.  The customer experience is about making it as easy and enjoyable as possible for your customers to work with you.  A positive customer ex...

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