Paddington Bear is known for being polite and well meaning, if a little accident prone. The fictional character created by Michael Bond in 1958 is the subject of a film released today in the UK. What lessons from Paddington Bear can we learn about managing information?
Month – November 2014
In an article in the Harvard Business Review Michael Porter and James Heppelmann ask organizations to reflect on the question ‘What business are you in?’
It is easy to make comparisons between sets of quantitative data but it is important to be aware of the dangers of incomplete data. There is a risk of mistaking data for information.
Where are you? Do you know where you are? Are you sure? Location is a common parameter used in the provision of context-based services. Information technology can be used to capture data about locational parameters but quality information about location can still be difficult to find. Location data is not location information.