Baskets full of benefits from analytics

With as much as I travel, I have to confess that I’ve become a bit of a food snob. And for good reason, I might add. Two days in a Chilean hospital will make anyone stick with what they know and trust. After that experience, it was just me and […]

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Leadership lessons from the Olympics

The big news globally, of course, is the Olympic Games. I love seeing people pursue a sport with dedication and passion, and there’s no better place to see that than the Olympics. I’ve also had the occasional curmudgeonly thought about this year’s games. I’ve spent so much time in the […]

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A good headline is important

SAS was recently featured in a New York Times article by Steve Lohr. It was a pretty comprehensive piece that talked about our competitive position with regards to IBM and open source software, as well as the challenge of staying out in front of the data explosion. The article also […]

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The downturn didn’t kill sustainability

I had a busy travel week recently. I attended the SAS Forum Netherlands, a CIO roundtable event and the SAS Forum Belux. All were great events and it was especially good to see SAS customers participating at these forums. We learn so much from direct interaction with our customers and […]

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You should see the size of our begonias

We’ve gotten a lot of attention since the IBM acquisition of SPSS for being a privately-held company and our desire to stay that way. While looking at all the coverage we’ve gotten, I keep coming back to an analogy made by Mary Hayes Weier in her InformationWeek post, "SAS Institute: […]

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Recovery is relative

There’s an article in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal titled “The Economic Recovery: Fast, Slow or Neither,” claiming that we’re pulling out of the economic slump, and giving various predictions on whether the economy will rebound slowly, quickly, or spike and return to a slump. Another really interesting article in The […]

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The world is flat. Except for sushi.

I just got back from a trip to Singapore for our Premier Business Leadership Series, with a stop in Tokyo. Sometimes I think that if I was blindfolded, put on a plane in Raleigh and let off in Tokyo or Singapore, the only real difference I’d notice would be the […]

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How the Mighty Fall

I’ve just started reading Jim Collins’ new book, How the Mighty Fall. I’m only on the first chapter but I’ve found a lot already that is relevant not just to us at SAS, but to any company that wants to survive the downturn and come out stronger. Jim points out […]

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