“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 »

Why Income/Outcome is great in EMBA programs

Two weeks ago Andromeda Training was a corporate attendee in Paris at the annual conference of the Executive MBA Council. I’m illustrating it with the logo from the conference a couple of years ago, because I think that better captures the … Read More »

Bureaucracy and Business Acumen

Americans and Canadians think they have problems with bureaucracy. I agree that bureaucracy can be an evil that prevents business development and stifles entrepreneurial initiative and limits an entire country to being an economic backwater. I’m not talking about an … Read More »

Business Acumen – fearless with finance

To a lot of people working in large (and not so large) businesses, the word “Finance” means one of two things: the whole time-consuming, confidence-threatening mess of numbers associated with budgets, plans or – argh! – ratios (or even worse … Read More »

Business Acumen – what is it?

The lexicon of the Financial Times defines business acumen as “keenness and speed in understanding and deciding on a business situation.” It goes on to clarify: “In practice, people with business acumen are thought of as having business ‘sense’ or business ‘smarts’.” … 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 »