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Dear Abby-Gail: How Much is Too Much?

There has been a lot of interest in my recent blog post:  “Balanced Scorecard Gone Bad: What’s that Funky Smell?” Several people have posted comments and questions in various forums, but one in particular deserves special attention.   
October 29, 2013 0 Comments

The Strategic Planning Wheel of Doom

I talked to a student from one of our classes over a year after the class to see how things were going, and she told me a long story about how they were still debating the exact wording of objective number 9.  I asked her if they had reached their targets on any key measures and she said that they were still tweaking the measurement data definition.  So a year...
October 25, 2013 0 Comments

Garth Brooks and the Music Industry’s Performance Measurement Problem

The rock music industry in 1991 was in transition. After about forty years of fans preferring rock music to country music by a reliably constant percentage, sales figures were indicating that preferences were shifting from rock to country. Was Garth Brooks popular enough to influence a dramatic shift? Or was there actually an underlying measurement problem?
October 11, 2013 0 Comments

Skinny Jeans and the New Math

I am an engineer by training and a math geek at heart.  So articles about girls and math catch my eye.  Did you know that researchers agree that one’s ability to excel at math and science is as much about attitude as it is about “natural gifts” or gender?
October 9, 2013 0 Comments
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