Readers: We had a Technology Discovery Day the other day at work. I worked my way over to the folks from Adobe to try to get some questions answered. I have been an Adobe Flex and Flash user and wanted to know what my alternatives were going to be going forward with custom mobile report […]

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 […]

NPR has written a lot about how income has changed (or not) for the rich, middle class and poor in the U.S. In the past, however, they have written much less about what the rich, middle class and poor actually do for work. To remedy that, NPR made this graph. It shows the 10 most popular jobs in […]

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 […]

Readers: This infographic is from Lifehack and provides us a Vitamins Cheat Sheet. Hoi Wan from Lifehack states: When it comes down to healthy eating and balanced diets, we need to make sure we get our fair share of vitamins. But what do they actually do? What are the benefits and what food sources are […]

Billboard ranked the top 100 songs since the creation of their Hot 100 list in 1958. The list is based on airplay and sales.

Readers: I thought I would present some interesting information visualization research being conducted at Tableau Software by Jock Mackinlay (photo, right) and his research team. Mr. Mackinlay is an information visualization expert and Vice President of Visual Analysis at Tableau Software. With Stuart K. Card, George G. Robertson and others he invented a number of Information Visualization techniques. [1] Mr. […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Readers: The other day on Twitter, Albert Cairo tweeted about a great visual map he found in a 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine at Steve Heller’s Moving Sale on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 in New York City. Steve Heller Steven Heller wears many hats (in addition to the New York Yankees): For 33 years he […]

Readers: My BI world is changing a bit as I move more towards using Cognos and Tableau at work. In particular, I have a lot of status reports and dashboards to create for my leadership and I have been doing these mostly in Tableau. I had a situation recently where I wanted to create a small […]