Tuesday , December , 12 , 2017
The Institute Way Blog
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 after the class, they were still just thinking about how to get started!
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?
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?
A few months ago, we got a call from a company asking for help with their balanced scorecard – something that happens every day. What was surprising was that the company was one that was a former winner of the Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame, and one that I had worked with years before.
On the radio the other day there was mountain climber that shared her experience standing atop Mount Everest. She said that while standing on that summit she was surprised to find that rather than revel in her achievement and enjoy the view that so relatively few people have seen, her thoughts were dominated by an unexpectedly unsettling realization: now, I have to get back...