Courtesy of Datafloq (again), here is a great cartoon reflecting the decision making process post Big Data.
The less funny reality is that decision making before Big Data wasn’t too different than this cartoon’s reference, just less informed pain that came in two forms. In the first scenario, data was presented with slide after slide of powerpoint with every form of suggestion or mind-numbing comments thrown in. Those meetings or teleconferences took longer and involved less information and more opinion. (I imagine that is the evolution from the plastic overhead protector slides.)
The second scenario involved just making a decisions with no information – data or opinion or otherwise.
Either way, at the end of the day, this cartoon is easy to relate to in a data driven world. Enjoy! More on Datafloq