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The importance of being data-driven

Competing in today's VUCA world calls for new skills in strategy, finance and analytics I posit to you that: this volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous market we find ourselves in calls for both, a new set of skills and a not-so-new set of skills. What do I mean by "not-so-new"?
Robust strategic problem-solving skills and the ability to lead diverse teams in managing change in an unpredictable environment. Financial nous and being able to read a report and being able to articulate managerial decisions in financial terms: efficiency, effectiveness ... position (sufficiency) and performance (sometimes, the lack of it!). These core skills of strategy and finance are well understood by our business and leadership community ...
But at the same time, the 21st century has seen an exponential increase in the volumes of data generated and its availability. We've seen this growth in the ability of systems to process that information, but at the same time, there has not b…