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Claudia Imhoff

Welcome to my blog.

This is another means for me to communicate, educate and participate within the Business Intelligence industry. It is a perfect forum for airing opinions, thoughts, vendor and client updates, problems and questions. To maximize the blog's value, it must be a participative venue. This means I will look forward to hearing from you often, since your input is vital to the blog's success. All I ask is that you treat me, the blog, and everyone who uses it with respect.

So...check it out every week to see what is new and exciting in our ever changing BI world.

About the author >

A thought leader, visionary, and practitioner, Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the architectures to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five books on these subjects and writes articles (totaling more than 150) for technical and business magazines.

She is also the Founder of the Boulder BI Brain Trust, a consortium of independent analysts and consultants (www.BBBT.us). You can follow them on Twitter at #BBBT

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How familiar we are with these phrases - "management by objective" and "knowledge worker" and we owe it all to Peter Drucker. Sadly this highly regarded business guru's voice has been silenced. Mr. Drucker died last Friday.

Here are just a few of his accomplishments.

Mr. Drucker, known as the "Father of Modern Management", was born in Vienna, Austria in 1909 and came to the US in 1937 as a freelance journalist. It was his third book, "Concept of the Corporation", published in 1946 that made him a household name. He studied General Motors for this book, digging into the company's inner workings. Interestingly, GM later disavowed the book.

He wrote and advised companies of management for 7 decades. His seminal book, "Practice of Management", is still relevant today. He thought the purpose of business was to get customers and be profitable but neither was possible without the lifeblood of good employees. Good employees are worth their weight in gold to the organization. He constantly reminded managers to "listen first and speak last".

He finished is 35th (!) book at age 94. He will be missed.

Yours in BI success,


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