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competing on analytics

Tom Davenport (author of Competing on Analytics) had a nice post today called Back to Decision-Making Basics in which he talked about some of the issues raised when one considers IT investments in the context of better decisions. He quoted an academic colleague who asked: “these companies you work with have some specific decisions in [...]

Book Review: Super Crunchers

[amazonify]0553805401:right[/amazonify][amazonify]0553805401::text::::Super Crunchers: Why thinking by numbers is the new way to be smart[/amazonify] Ian Ayres book, Super Crunchers: Why thinking by numbers is the new way to be smart, is another book extolling the virtues of data-driven decision making. In that regard it is very similar to Competing on Analytics. The book focuses in on [...]

[amazonify]0071450149:right[/amazonify][amazonify]0071450149::text::::The Power to Predict: How Real Time Businesses Anticipate Customer Needs, Create Opportunities, and beat the competition[/amazonify] I recently read The Power to Predict: How Real Time Businesses Anticipate Customer Needs, Create Opportunities, and Beat the Competition by Vivek Ranadive (CEO of Tibco). I liked the book – it was readable and well-written. It was [...]

[amazonify]1591398622:right[/amazonify][amazonify]1591398622::text::::Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management[/amazonify] On the plane over I finished Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths And Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton. This excellent book lays out why and how companies fail to drive their business based on evidence, and instead “miracle cure” [...]

[amazonify]1422103323:right[/amazonify][amazonify]1422103323::text::::Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning[/amazonify] by Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris Tom and Jeanne have written a new book (building on a paper they wrote some time ago) about what they call “analytic competitors”, that is to say companies that use their analytic prowess not just to enhance their operations but as [...]