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Is Cold Calling Dead? More Importantly Who Gets to Kill it?

July 7, 2014

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Is Cold Calling Dead? Cold calling is dead, at least as we know it, according to Forbes contributor Ken Krogue. Wait a minute, perhaps not. Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing, blogger and author, holds the contrary view in his post If you think Cold Calling is Dead, You are Doing it Wrong. As it happens, for […]

Big Data Indescribably Large

February 16, 2014

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Lost for words I have been the first to be overly critical of those that define big data solely by size and (absence of) structure. That being said, it is inescapable that data volumes have reached an inflection point. In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Andrew McAfee makes a pretty startling observation. Data has […]

Living the vida nube

June 15, 2013

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A career in consultancy and services leadership has not really helped me develop a sense of rythm, a party spirit or noteworthy alcohol tolerance. It is fair to say that Ricky Martin’s crazy life passed me by. Mostly. That being said, I am  living the vida nuba. There are less sequins certainly, but it has […]

Big Data Week: New and Different

April 28, 2013

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Big Data Week I was able to take part, albeit fleetingly, this week in Big Data Week a series of events run in 25 cities across the globe.  There were a series of evening meetups hackathons and panels throughout the week in London with the key event running out of Imperial College on Thursday. Edd Dumbill […]

Big Data: Let’s agree, no more V’s

March 17, 2013

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3Vs I don’t quite know when it happened but we have recently added another V to the three existing characteristics of big data. Perhaps more. Gartner analyst Doug Laney gave us the first batch. High volume, real-time, rapid change velocity and unstructured variety. This certainly set big data apart and at least partially explained why […]

Facebook Graph Search: The Power of the Nodes and Edges

January 27, 2013

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According to Mashable, Facebook Graph Search could be it’s greatest innovation. I tend to agree. FB have eight years of Big Data (including almost over two billion new Likes each day) to help us identify products, services and brands that we might need through the experiences of those in our social network. Actually, a graph […]

Decision Sourcing: Which jacket do you prefer?

December 18, 2012

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We would really appreciate your vote from four different jacket design treatments for the upcoming book ‘Decision Sourcing‘. Click on the image for a closer look at each design. If you like a treatment generally but want to suggest a change (perhaps to the typeface) then please feel free to add a comment. Thank you