Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Business Intelligence (BI) has ancient roots. Measurement, visualization and analysis tools can be traced back thousands of years. Egyptians communicated through hieroglyphics. Astronomers illustrated their views of the cosmos. Maritime explorers used charting and mapping tools to discover new worlds. Humans have always been interested leveraging the tools of their era to make effective decisions...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
When I heard I would be traveling to Miami for the Apartment Revenue Management Conference in September, I was transported back in time.
The year was 1998. I was 15 years younger, five pounds heavier and really digging Will Smith’s new single, “Miami.” I didn’t know anything about the city, but from what I gathered based on the lyrics, every day like a Mardi Gras—everybody party all day. On the...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Four Walls Can Make It BrightDuring my family dinners growing up, one of my sisters had a horrible time calming down long enough to sit at the table for the duration of our meal. A solution that my parents gave her was to run laps around the house as many times as it took to exhaust herself of all her pent up energy. This was a bit of a comical excursion because we had a low-rise fence along a...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
During a hiking trip through Utah a few years ago, my friends and I went to a diner for lunch. I was hemming and hawing over the pancake options when our waiter arrived at the table. He was just your average server—tall, brown hair, three teardrops tattooed under his right eye.
You know, the usual.
Deeply distressed that the same man who put three people in the ground would also be delivering my...