The Visual Organization: Forbes Interview

Dorie Clark talks to me about my new book.

The Visual Organization squareRock-star author Dorie Clark recently interviewed me about the new book. Here’s an excerpt:

The Visual Organization is fundamentally about how progressive organizations today are using a wide array of data visualization (dataviz) tools to ask better questions of their data–and make better business decisions,” says Simon, citing the example of companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix, among others.

Of course, many companies have long been using rudimentary dataviz tools, such as a Microsoft Excel graph or chart, he notes. “But that’s unlikely to promote true data discovery.” On the contrary, at the most advanced companies, “you’ll see that employees are doing a great deal more than creating simple graphs, bar charts, and pivot tables. Employees here are interacting with their data, and learning new things about their businesses in the process.

Read the whole thing here.


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