Readers: Peter James Thomas sent me a link to his blog about the scientific treatment of data visualization. Mr. Thomas (photo, right) has extensive management experience in the insurance, reinsurance, software development, manufacturing and retail sectors, with particular focus on forming a deep appreciation of business / customer needs; developing pragmatic strategies to address these; having […]

Readers: On the Saturday before Memorial Day last year, Ray Stanjevich decided to attend an auction of an unusual collectible: an 8,000-pound section of the Berlin Wall. He did not plan to bid on the concrete slab at the sale outside Atlanta last year. Where would he put it? What would he do with it? […]

Readers: Here is another great post in the MicroStrategy Community from Jaime Perez (photo, right) and his team. A lot of work when into the preparation of this post and it shows some great ways to use the “R” integration with MicroStrategy. Contributors from Jaime’s team include:   ssonobe   Lili   Joanne A   Ohingst […]

I’ve mentioned Bob Boze Bell (photo, right) and his A True West Moment column that appears in our Sunday The Arizona Republic before. As I said then, one of my favorite things to do in life is read the Sunday newspaper. I have been doing this since I was around 10 years old. I always read […]

Your car gets towed, and who do you blame? Yourself? God no, you blame that impossibly confusing parking sign. It’s a fair accusation, really. Of all the questionable communication tools our cities use, parking signs are easily among the worst offenders. There are arrows pointing every which way, ambiguous meter instructions and permit requirements. A […]

Source: Haydn Simons, The Illustrated Game – A Map Of World Cup Brazil 2014, November 28, 2013, http://www.haydnsymons.com/news/the-illustrated-game-a-map-of-world-cup-brazil-2014/. Haydn’s comments on creating this infographic: Personally, I can’t think of anything better than illustration mixed with sport, or even better, football! While on Twitter the other day I stumbled across an online publication which features illustration […]