Like Coldplay?

Coldplay is an amazing band.  If you look back at black and white footage of “concerts” in the 50s & 60s, you can feel the energy of great performers.  That is the same.  But today, many artists VIZ the CONCERT! 

Musicians make it an immersive experience.  They engage the audience with lights coming from your phone, great visuals, and special effects.  Added to the power in their performance and the passion in their music, they make magic.

At the Coldplay concert, the show ended with a grand finally.  After minutes of the audience getting crazy for more with clapping and screaming the band came out.  To our surprise, they walked off the main stage and started coming thru the crowd to the upper “cheap seats” we had grabbed literally an hour before the show.

They did this to thank the audience.  The people that had been there from the beginning and supported them for years.  We were literally 50 feet away.  People around us almost passed out with overwhelming joy.  Not only that, have never heard someone introduce and thank his fellow musicians from his heart they way I heard that night.

Showing gratitude every day helps you stay positive.  It leads to a happier life.

Thank you to everyone that has helped us along the way!

Can you buy speed with $30?

If your dashboards are not FAST, you loose your audience. 

Lab Proud Papa
Keep them engaged by defeating the circle of death that is killing your adoption rates.

Peter reflects on a project that used $30 to push the limits of our knowledge of the infrastructure supporting our dashboards.

See how his $30 project beat our SQL server in a speed test.

Find out more at Peter’s blog post.

Good luck keeping it FAST!

Are you brave enough?

… to take your product into the environment you designed it for?

Mark with iPad, ready for ride along.
Getting ready for the iPad test.

… to go with the person you want to use it and see first hand if it helps them?

… to get new ideas to improve your work to help them even more?

We took our dashboards on an iPad into the field to see them in action.  Listen to Mark recap how it went and our BIGGEST mistake!

Are you afraid to look at the view counts of your dashboard on server?  Understand your users needs and you won’t have any problems with adoption!

150 to 3?

John has inherited over 150 recipes from 10 different chefs for 3 very different franchise experiences.  Not only that, the kitchen staff has decreased in size significantly.

In this interview, John shares his perspective as we formulate 3 new recipes that magically taste unique  and delicious to every customer at the table.

Make your content actionable and embed them in the business problem that needs to be solved.  You can eliminate that bad taste in your mouth and leave your audience very satisfied.

When we are done with the excel reports, this is how we decommission them:

Enjoy!