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Top Turkey Dashboard Design Mistakes

Design Tips to Avoid in Creating Dashboards

By Heather Peterson

ParadeNothing says Thanksgiving like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Everyone grows up waking up and turning the TV on to watch the procession of beloved characters and entertainers on floats or in the form of a balloon. Some even camp out for a spot along the parade route to see the festivities live. Continue reading

Leading vs. Lagging KPIs – What Successful Companies Measure

LeadingKPIOne of the definitions we have provided in this series was the definition of a Key Performance Indicator (KPI). Per author David Parmenter in his book “Key Performance Indicators”, A characteristic of a KPI is “non-financial in nature that can be measured daily yet can have a significant impact on operations”. For my financial colleagues, that can be a head-scratcher as we are always thinking of P&L and Balance Sheet items for metrics which tend to be lagging KPs. Financial statements are merely the scorecard for the results of the KPIs. So what measures of performance can we use as leading indicators of potential issues? This blog will provide some examples. Continue reading

Slow and Steady Completes Funding Milestone!

Got FundedCellarStone Inc, a sales commission management solutions provider, announced last week its first round of venture funding from Seattle based Lighter Capital.

Like the fable hare, companies raising venture funding immediately grow too big too fast. Companies quick to take on investors and VCs prove time and again to come up short of the finish line. Skipping the fundamental initial slow growth period with a quick sprint leads to product and staff exhaustion and unhappy clients. Continue reading