Infographics to Develop Business Acumen

This week’s edition of The Economist has an interesting review of three books on infographics (“Winds of change”). Beginning with a mention of William Playfair, the Scottish engineer who created the bar chart, pie chart and line graph, the article … Read More »

“Autonomy” in Visual Finance

Hewlett-Packard is in the news at the moment over a reassessment of the value of UK-based Autonomy which it bought last year. Autonomy is a world leader in “meaning-based computing”, the analysis and use of all the unstructured information that … Read More »

Experiential learning – using fewer words

The Lifeboat Foundation, an organization dedicated to the analysis and prevention of threats to human existence, has a blog post on the reduction of richness and complexity in language titled A Future of Fewer Words. It interests me because I … Read More »

Visual Finance – using the VF app in the classroom

A good workshop on business finance or business acumen helps participants develop a better understanding of financial statements – their structure, their interconnections, their uses and their limitations. This in turn creates better flows of information, better decision-making, and better … Read More »