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May-June 2014 Table of Contents

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‘How To Measure Anything’

By Douglas W. Hubbard and Douglas A. Samuelson
Latest edition of book takes another look at seven arguments, new and old, in search of the value of business ‘intangibles.’

Powerful Business Decision-making

By Alex Romanenko and Alex Artamonov
Big data is a hot topic, but harnessing its full potential can be elusive. The case for an analytics-driven business transformation.

The Big ‘v’ of Big Data

By Pramod Singh, Ritin Mathur, Arindam Mondal and Shinjini Bhattacharya
The three keys – information infrastructure, information management and insights – to unlocking the hidden “value” of big data.

Adventures In Consulting

By Stephen Chambal
What’s a defense consulting company doing in sports? Core capabilities, chance encounter score a business opportunity.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


Headlines

What you like in a CEO candidate may not deliver results

Attributes that often get someone hired as CEO may not be the ones that drive success once they are at the helm of the company. That’s one of many provocative insights in a study by consulting firm ghSMART. The study, recently featured in Harvard Business Review, identifies characteristics that differentiate the most effective leaders. Read more →

Paying for online reviews backfires among socially influential

Online user reviews have become an essential tool for consumers who increasingly rely on them to evaluate products and services before purchase. The business models of online review platforms such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Expedia critically depend on them. Should such sites pay users to encourage them to write reviews? Read more →

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