Thanks, Erin, for sending out that January 2008 Harvard Business Review is dedicated to Leadership & Strategy. Some of the HBR topics below could be interesting... guess I'll find out when I start reading on the weekend.
- The New Leader's Guide to Diagnosing the Business
- How Star Women Build Portable Skills
- The Existential Necessity of Midlife Change
- The Experience Trap
- The Founder's Dilemma
And just before I left Erin's blog, I saw her latest post on XBRL tools making reporting easier. The tool she references "maps data stored in separate systems and proprietary formats into XBRL so that it is easy to share for reporting and analysis". Excellent idea for using an open standard.
The tool by Enterprise Engineering, Inc, is an XBRL-based analytical tool that makes it possible to compare a company’s income statement, balance sheet and other financial reports to peers and industries.
However, hard to find BI vendor tools that use the XBRL standard in a non-proprietary way.