metrics

Measuring What Matters: Choosing Metrics That Drive Performance

In business, we frequently say, “you can’t control what you can’t measure;” or, better yet, “you get what you measure.”  We thus invest in sophisticated (read expensive) business intelligence (BI) programs run by professional teams of analysts.  These BI programs frequently involve the purchase and installation of very high-end enterprise tools supported by large databases…

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5 Tips To Great New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again: time for New Year’s resolutions.  We all make them and we’re all frequently disappointed with our inability to stick with them beyond January.  The good news is that there are a few things we can do to maximize our chances for success.  The better new is that even what…

Our ancestors' traumatic experiences are encoded in our DNA!

Did You Know: Your Ancestors’ Memories Are With You

This is another installment in a series of brief posts about facts I find interesting and/or surprising. The intent is to keep these posts brief but to provide links to detailed references for those interested in researching the topic further. As crazy as it sounds, recent research has revealed that our ancestors’ frightful or traumatic…