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Analytics Roundup: Chicken presentation and so much more

Programming Collective Intelligence
Pulling information from community contributed data.

Videos that can change your organization
Top ten business videos on YouTube.

The Encyclopedia of Business Cliches

UC Berkeley CS160 User Interfaces Fall 06
Course readings and student notes.

Language Log: Chicken: the PowerPoint Presentation
The presentation you dare not give.

Prometheus Meets the Enterprise Management System
I laughed, I cried, I laughed again.

Diagrams: Tools and Tutorials

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
A grab bag of ideas.

fontblog : Introducing Ambiguity
A typographic symbol to indicate ambiguity, compare to the typographic mark lol which indicates stupidity.

Whimsley: The Netflix Prize: 300 Days Later

Process Trends Website
Good excel charting and visualization tips.

BusinessWeek: Who Participates And What People Are Doing Online
A simple and fairly effective use of square pies.

Analytics Roundup: Databases and spreadsheets

Sharing what matters | Economist.com
This requires a new level of flexibility in the database. When building most databases today, programmers decide in advance what sort of questions users might wish to ask of the data, by defining what are known as the “schema"

Allowing Business Users To Program Your System Is A Recipe For Disaster
Parts of the solution make sense, but the problem is scare-mongering.

Spreadsheet errors, news stories about spreadsheets with costly mistakes
Ok, now who’s going to measure the benefits?