Saturday, April 14, 2012

On The Romney's Tough College Days

Mitt Romney and Ann: the students “struggling” so much that they had to sell stock. « The Reality-Based Community:
"Look. I don’t begrudge Romney’s having had his college tuition and living expenses paid for with family money. Mine were too. My background, though not as fancy as Mitt or Ann Romney’s, was privileged enough. But the guy should just come out and admit it: “I was a child of privilege and have my parents’ wealth to thank for my education. That said, I worked very very hard in business, and the vast majority of my fortune I earned myself.” 
But there is of course a reason he can’t say that: such a statement is customarily followed by an expression of gratitude and a willingness to give something back to society. And gratitude and a willingness to give something back are precisely what Romney lacks—in common with the party he’s aspiring to represent."

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On Business Plans

Writing them is not a great deal of fun.

Note To Virginia Foxx - STFU

Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: 'I Have Very Little Tolerance' For Them | ThinkProgress: "Though many politicians sympathize with those who are saddled with exorbitant student debt, Foxx, who chairs the House subcommittee on higher education, had a different take. Appearing on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show, the North Carolina congresswoman recounted her own experience paying for college, where she worked her way through and graduated after seven years. Foxx then pointed to her own experience as justification for why she has “very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt.” “There’s no reason for that,” she concluded: "

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Monday, April 9, 2012

What Is Business Intelligence

My working definition of what I do for a living is as follows:

The aim of a Business Intelligence professional should be to get the right information to the right people at the right time so that they can make the best possible decision.