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Longer articles which express an opinion or comment on research or illustrate the benefits of using Measureology.

A Question of Claims

We are bombarded daily by claims about the world. Politics, health, activism, advertising on every media channel. Sometimes claims are dramatic and attention-grabbing. Some are deliberately adversarial and inflammatory. Others have serious research behind them. Which should we pay attention to?

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Causal Listening

Our chimp-brains may be wired for intuition and action but a causal model helps us listen to the language of change: variables.

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Leading & Lagging

The terms ‘leading’ & ‘lagging’ are often used in relation to performance indicators. Confusingly, indicators can be leading and lagging at the same time. How can that be?

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Seeing Dobble

Have you ever played Dobble? Its a brilliant game; infuriating at times but fun. It turns out we can learn a lot from Dobble about how to make faster decisions using charts. See more

Capability Clarity

The Capability Canvas is the Measureology way of visualising Capability Maturity Model (CMM) scores. CMMs might not be perfect, but the Capability Canvas helps to reveal priorities for finding valuable causal evidence. See more

Seeing Brains

I love the comments I get from people who see a Causal Decision Canvas for the first time.

Once they get to grips with the cause-effect concept they start exploring the Canvas. They’re drawn into the story of the whole system, the dynamic structure, the feedback loops. See more

Transformation Translation

‘Transformation’ must be near the top of the list of the most over-used business language. It sounds so grandiose and yet has no universal meaning. See more

Counting What Counts

Over the holidays the kids decided to count stuff in the house.

Is there something we can learn from the experience of a five and seven year old about measuring things? See more

KPI Traps – Can You Avoid Them?

Yes, measurement is vital for reducing uncertainty and monitoring improvement but its easy to get wrong.

Watch out for these traps and avoid the dark side of KPI dysfunction … See more