Visualizing a Controversy

For anyone interested in data visualization, there had to be some level of satisfaction in seeing the controversy sparked by a chart tweeted out by Bill Gates.  The chart, one of several in an infographic Gates included in a tweet was a fairly simple area chart, but the concept it was illustrating (or purporting to […]

SOCIAL MEDIA SENTIMENT MEASURED IN REAL-TIME

The trend watcher, Dan Burris, can usually be counted on for an observation that will cause a number of seemingly unrelated data points that have floated amorphously on your radar to coalesce into something concrete.  Such was the case recently when he pointed out that “Social Analytics will increasingly be used by marketers and researchers […]

DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION GETS A CRITICAL LOOK

Among the advice I recently gave to a client as input to an innovation offsite was what seemed to me the almost too obvious: think in terms of sustaining versus disruptive innovation as advised by Clayton Christensen in The Innovator’s Dilemma.  This concept has become de rigueur for any firm interested in competing through innovation.  […]

BEWARE SOCIALBOTS

As if there were not enough landmines lurking in the social media environment, a news analysis  in yesterday’s New York Times highlighted one of the less obvious but no less dangerous types. Socialbots, as the Times labels them, are programs intended to influence, for good or ill, the impact of social media for the benefit […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Hydrakos Consulting LLC is now open for business. Hydrakos Consulting is a boutique consulting services firm with a global perspective providing advice and expertise to financial services companies on technology, outsourcing and offshore vendor management. Offshore firms looking to understand the requirements of potential customers can also profit from services provided by Hydrakos Consulting. Hydrakos Consulting partners with […]