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Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) Resources

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Analytics Software Options

Now that we’ve established that it takes more than simple spreadsheets to do analytics, it might be time to think about what...


What Are Analytics?

“What in the world are analytics?” That is a real question I got from someone the other day. The person asking it had...


Another First Day

I would venture to say almost all of us celebrate first days. What exactly do I mean by the term first day? In my thoughts I...


Behind the Curtain, the World of Operations

I recall watching the Wizard of Oz many times as a youth. There is a part in the movie when Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and...


Benefits of an MBA

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) has long been the gold standard for business professionals who wish to advance...


Business Forecasting

A forecast is the main driver to future performance and although faced with various uncertainties can still be used as an...


Can I Just Do This In Excel?

Right behind the question “what is analytics?” one of the most common questions I get in this domain is “why can’t we just...


It is Time to Complete Your Inventory

As current and future business leaders this is the time of the year most firms vigorously pursue the planning cycle for the...


Data vs. Information vs. Insight

During a recent presentation I was asked a central question of analytics… What is the difference between data, information...


Do You Have a Contingency Plan?

One of my life’s little pleasures is a stop in the morning at Starbucks for a cup of coffee. I simply seek a plain cup of...


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