Population pyramids of world's 10 most populated countries created in Excel

On using Butterfly (aka Tornado) charts [video]

A butterfly chart is a special type of bar chart, often used to represent two data series side by side, such as comparing male vs. female, displaying positive vs. negative opinions, presenting election results (e.g. republicans vs. democrats), etc. In general, you may use it as an alternative to a regular bar chart or a stacked bar chart, whenever you're presenting two (or more) opposing data sets.

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Zebra BI Hichert Interview - Video Screenshot

Exclusive interview with Dr. Rolf Hichert, part 1 of 3

This is the first video of a three-part interview series with Dr. Rolf Hichert.

Dr. Rolf Hichert is the president of International Business Communication Standards (IBCS) Association. On his recent visit to Ljubljana, our CEO Andrej Lapajne did an interview with him.

In this video, you'll learn why it's important to introduce standardization in business communication, how a monthly sales report should look like and what are the most important concepts in IBCS.

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Management report Hemofarm 2

The 3 steps to implementing management reports in a pharmaceutical company

Marko Devrnja

Mr. Marko Devrnja, Hemofarm

This is a guest post by Darko Vlajković, a consultant at MCB. See more about MCB at the end of the post.

We had an opportunity to work with Sales & Marketing team in Serbian pharmaceutical company Hemofarm, that operates in more than 30 countries on 3 continents and has approximately 2.500 employees. The goal of the project was to make management reports more transparent, visual and automated. The end result was reports that top management could analyze quickly and easily and make the right decisions based on them.

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How to choose the right chart - Zebra BI Infographic

Infographic: How to Choose the Right Chart

This infographic will teach you everything you need to know to always select the perfect chart.

Your "perfect" chart has two key tasks to perform. It has to:

  1. optimally display the message you want to deliver and
  2. shorten the time it takes your audience to understand that message.

Luckily, here are the 3 fundamental rules that you should always follow when deciding which chart to use. If you learn these 3 rules, there is a good chance that you will get it right no matter what the context of your data is.
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Small Multiples – 16 are better than one

In his “serial art” Andy Warhol was using image repetition (multiplication) as a means to achieve the feeling of detachment and to play with the notions of originality, simulacra, etc. However it is interesting that image multiplication is in fact one of the most effective methods for solving information design problems.

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