Gary Hamel, David McCandless: we met the Gurus of Management and Dataviz

Gary Hamel & David McCandless

Great minds think alike, and often in the same places.

Last October at HR Tech Europe in Amsterdam, Alexandre Pachulski, Chief Product Officer of Talentsoft and member of the 2014 Blog Squad, had the chance to discuss with some of the world’s best thinkers around HR and management.

« HR need to see themselves as architects of organizational change » (Gary Hamel)

Last year, Fortune Magazine named Gary Hamel “The world’s leading expert on business strategy”. Beside his consulting companies, Gary regularly writes for the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times. The columnist also teaches Strategic Management at the London Business School since 1983, and is considered a pioneer in HR management and business strategy.

Alexandre tried to challenge him about the future of management and leadership in companies, which led them to tackle the issues of bureaucracy and how it might end, sooner than you think (original article).

« Data visualization not only unveils what you want to find out as an organization, but it unveils the organization itself » (David McCandless)

The English, founder of Information Is Beautiful, is a data-journalist: he is a data visualization (or dataviz) specialist. In a nutshell, his job is to transform unbearable data into cool and visual graphics so that it can be used efficiently. He frequently publishes his latest ideas in The Guardian, Wired and Die Zeit. Some of his work is also exposed at the Museum of Modern Art of New York. Impressive for a guy who started by writing articles about video games.

How can you stick to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth with dataviz? What lays between big data and dataviz? How can you handle intangible data, like talent management, with dataviz? Here are the type of questions Alexandre and David give an answer to (original article).