• 00:36

    An Infrastructure for Analytics

    in Technology

    Applications for analytics are important, but those analytics have to run on hardware of some sort. The infrastructure you choose, whether public cloud or on-premise data center, something in between or a combination of multiple platforms, will have a significant impact on the application's performance.


    In this episode we talk with Jim O'Reilly, a noted expert on application infrastructure, about the plusses and minuses of the different infrastructures and how a company should go about the process of deciding which infrastructure is the best one for their analytics needs.

  • 00:35

    How Mature is Your Analytics Program?

    in Technology

    Everyone is investing in big data analytics. Do you know how well you are doing it compared to your competitors?


    Even if you feel extremely confident in the hard work and millions of dollars you’ve invested in your analytics programs, there’s probably one thing that keeps you up at night—just how hard is the other guy working? You can keep working in a vacuum or you can find a tool to help you see just how far you’ve come. INFORMS has developed the Analytics Maturity Tool to give you more peace of mind (or scary truth) about just how you are doing.


    INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research, management science, and analytics. It serves students, managers, analysts, and consultants, and publishes 13 scholarly journals.
    INFORMS members, Norm Reitter and Aaron Buciaga will be joining the A2 community to discuss the tool as well as best practices to make your analytics program more mature. You will learn:



    About the INFORMS tool and whether it can help your organization
    How to figure out where your analytics programs is right now
    How to set new analytics goals for your organization
    What you should be doing to improve your analytics efforts

  • 01:00

    New Business Paradigms: Conscious Commentary on Business and Society

    in Business

    Join us for the World Business Academy's monthly podcast featuring Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco in conversations with Executive Director Matt Renner. Our monthly podcast covers the latest macro-economic trends as well as in-depth analysis of politics, business and society.


    The World Business Academy is a 501c3 nonprofit network, think tank, and action incubator. Our views and analysis are given without any motivation other than helping to ensure our listeners know how to protect their savings in an unpredictable and chaotic economic climate. 


    Podcast links:



    Listen to past podcast episodes
    Sign up for our newsletter which includes reminders of upcoming podcasts
    Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes

  • 00:35

    Using Data and Analytics to Drive Big Decisions

    in Technology

    Discover how to make your biggest decisions better with the use of data and analytics.


    Running an enterprise means constantly making thousands of decisions. Depending on their complexity and the maturity of your data projects, some of those decisions are even being driven by data. But are you ready to make the really big, complex decisions using data? Are you ready to make billion dollar decisions? Can you map your future and feel confident that the decisions you are making come not simply from management intuition but sound data and analytics?


    PwC’s new report, Guts & Gigabytes: Capitalizing on the Art and Science in Decision Making, shows that many companies are using data to make the day-to-day decisions of running the business, but few are using it to inform their strategic decisions. During this episode, Dan DiFilippo, PwC’s Global & US Data and Analytics Leader, will share the lessons from this report on how enterprises can make better use of data projects to bring data and analytics to intuition and experience.


    Tune in on Monday, November 10, at 2 pm, to learn about:


     



    Preparing your data projects for big decisions
    Learning to use analytics to lead in the future
    The anatomy of big decisions
    The art of decision making powered by science

  • 00:37

    Practical Business Entity Tips - Is Your Business Safe?

    in Legal

    Have you ever wondered what terms like, “Articles of Incorporation,” “Organizational Meeting,” “Bylaws'” and “Minutes” actually mean, and do you know when and how to apply them to the smooth operation of your business entity? In this show, Bill and Rick discuss these issues and much more as it regards the practical everyday business tips you need to keep your entity protection the best it can be.

  • 00:28

    Analytics Anonymous Podcast #1: Pre-Training Camp and MLB Trade Deadline

    in Sports

    We talk about Jacob's upcoming trip to Vikings Training Camp and potential MLB trades before the deadline. We're sorry if this one sucks, it's our first one.

  • 01:01

    On the Edge Women In Business Christmas On-Air Party

    in Business

    The On the Edge Women In Business Christmas On-Air Party is for all the women out there that are hard working, and put it in, in 2014!  Business Owners, professionals, students, mothers, wives we do it all, its a little holiday girl fun!  Dial into the show and share a little holiday cheer, own a business tell us about it, and what do you want for Christmas!  


    A little holiday fun with Silicon Valley's top Business Purpose Coach and Radio Host of AM 1220 KDOW Money 2.0 Business on the Edge with Margaret Jackson.  


    Tune-In grab a cup of your favorite holiday drink and goodies.   


     


     

  • 00:43

    5 Tips For Shooting Video For Your Business

    in Marketing

    How do I start?  What do I say?  How do I say it?  Where do I post it?  In order to be successful at video marketing, it all begins with proper planning and that starts with the script.  


    Join Rick and Bill as they discuss the 5 Tips for Shooting Video for Your Business and provide an understanding that with the proper coaching and organizational process, video marketing can truly enhance your brand.  You'll discover how to attract your target market to your product or service without breaking the bank.

  • 00:30

    Building a Business From the Ground UP!

    in Business

    Ellen Percival is the Co-Founder and Publisher of the multi-award winning parenting publication, Calgary’s Child Magazine. Since it first hit the newsstands in 1994, Calgary’s Child Magazine has been supporting, connecting and informing parents in innovative ways. In April 2013, Calgary’s Child Magazine was awarded a prestigious Calgary Award for Community Achievement in Commerce by Mayor Nenshi and Calgary City Council.


    But it took time and dedication to build this business.  Ellen along with her business partner Sherry worked hard to get Calgary's Child Magazine where it is today.


    Join us as we talk to Ellen Percival.  We'll walk through the trials and tribulations of building a business.  There's going to be mistakes along the way.  But the important thing to remember is to learn from them.  


    You can read Calgary's Child Magazine HERE.  

  • 00:35

    Veterans for Business Tribute

    in Education

    In this show honoring our veterans, Bill and Rick discuss the incredible degree of involvement our service men and women have in the workforce, as well as the training and development programs available to vets and their families and how they might access the necessary capital to start an enduring business enterprise. We dedicate this show to our veterans and pledge that WFB Legal Consulting, Inc. and R2 Visual Studios, as well as The Bottled Business Sense Show, will always be there to lend a hand.

  • 00:10

    Real-World Analytics by Michael Koukounas: An Interview with the Author

    in Books

    Build and manage analytics teams to drive results


    REAL-WORLD ANALYTICS was written to help business leaders develop and manage analytics teams in today's Big Data craze. The book focuses on the do's and don'ts of staffing and managing analytical teams. It helps promising analysts transition from developing analytics into more senior management roles, and it helps senior business leaders understand the limitations of their analytical teams, the issues they will need to address in running them, and the investments they need to make in support of analytics in order to be successful in today's business world.


    Michael Koukounas, a twenty-five-year business veteran of analytics, has built a career out of leveraging data, analytics, and systems to drive billions of dollars of business impacts across the globe. His responsibilities have included modeling, analytics, strategic systems development and management, credit and fraud policy, and data management. He has played senior roles in Citigroup, GE Capital, American Express, and Equifax. In building and managing analytical teams across the globe, he has found innovative ways to deliver new data tools and leverage new sources of data to meet specific business goals. He has developed and implemented analytical solutions across a number of business sectors, including government, airlines, insurance, and telecom, as well as Financial Services. Mr. Koukounas received a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University, and lives with his family in the San Antonio area.


    http://www.real-worldanalytics.com/


    In paperback and ebook 

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