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My earlier post on this subject, noting the need for educating business professionals beyond IT, stimulated good reflections and comments.   Since then, I became aware of a study (Sircar, Sumit (2009) “Business Intelligence in the Business Curriculum”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 24, Article 17).    Sircar, a professor at the University of Miami (Ohio) School of Business, described the components of a business analytics minor comprisin


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In a recent Harvard Business Review article titled Google, Don't Choose Micromanagement, author Nilofer Merchant uses Google as an example to illustrate a broader point about open information flow that drives innovation, which in turn drives performance. Her primary theme is a case against micromanagement and "building a culture that invites innovation through distributed decisions and ownership." However, the article highlights another key issue (perhaps unintentionally) that is applicable to performance m


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