Dynamic markets need dynamic metrics

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Inflexible ways of analysing advantage should be put out to pasture  Stock markets are central to the functioning of the capitalist system. Yet certain metrics used by stocks analysts create obstacles for companies that are competing to create what I call ‘waves of transient advantage’.  In traditional strategy, having a … Read more

Data isn’t everything, says William A Cohen

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Peter Drucker argued that good management decision-making needs more than numbers. William A Cohen explains On 10 March 2019, a nearly brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, killing all 157 people on board. It followed the October 2018 crash in Indonesia, … Read more

Data doesn’t deserve this opprobrium

The backlash against management information is a worrying trend [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2018_fullbook/67″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] It’s a common management complaint. Information overload is the bane of our data-rich age. No longer is the accounts statement the only source of metrics that matters; no longer does useful information arrive only at the … Read more

Dialogue Classics: Time to quit the number crunching diet

  [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q4_2016_print_proof__cropp/70″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] In the rush to embrace big data, the role of qualitative judgement in innovation is increasingly overlooked  Numbers can only take you so far. Big data has become such a creed, that many managers and leaders ignore the facts – that the human touch … Read more

Brexit’s data shock?

Britain’s decision to leave the EU poses questions about the future of data protection law, finds Ben Walker [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q4_2016_print_proof__cropp/24″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] It was a seismic morning. On 24 June, Britain, against all expectations, awoke to find it had voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. The … Read more

Getting Big Data talent won’t be easy

  There’s a knack to finding people to meet your digital challenge [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”https://issuu.com/revistabibliodiversidad/docs/dialogue_q3_2016_full_book/47″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The ability to collect and interpret data has become critical. The retail and banking sectors have been addressing this challenge for years, and it is a growing priority for consumer and industrial products businesses. The strategic challenge is … Read more


Seeing the world anew: An ethnographer’s perspective with Elsbeth Johnson and Cheryl Stokes The question of how companies can utilise big data in order to better understand their customers has become an increasingly potent one. But whilst data can illuminate to a degree, it can sometimes serve just to confuse. To unearth the knowledge that … Read more

Drucker Society fires warning over internet greed

  Global management body fires warning over worldwide web being funded by taxpayers for the benefit of a tiny proportion of individuals and businesses Big data could create incredible wealth for a raft of individuals and companies, yet the biggest gains are being seized by a handful of giants. That is the view of the … Read more

The digital nervous system

  Tony O’Driscoll investigates the promise and peril that big data presents for leaders seeking to create, deliver and capture value in a world where change is accelerating and competition is intensifying ILLUSTRATION: ANDY POTTS History has taught leaders that market economies are typically characterized by extended periods of stability, occasionally punctuated by short, disruptive and unstable periods that stretch the global … Read more