Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts
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Making Your Bubbles Pop-Out in Bubble Charts

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Our customers have really liked the ability to use their own graphic backgrounds in their bubble charts that we introduced in Version 4.0, but sometimes the image is too strong as a background to permit adequate contrast of the chart objects. Version 4.1 adds a slider to the preferences that allows you to precisely fade […]

Top Ten Costliest Storms in 2010 Dollars
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Top Ten Costliest Storms in 2010 Dollars

Posted on Oct 31, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s bubble chart shows the top ten costliest storms in 2010 U.S. dollars. Note how 6 of the 10 costliest storms occurred between 2000 and 2010. However, if you look at it in a different bubble chart after adjusting for population and housing, the picture is different: only 2 of the 10 costliest storms took […]

“Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know.”
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“Businesses are not investing in trying to figure out what they’ve done wrong. That’s not an accident. They don’t want to know.”

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 by George F Huhn
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That’s the opinion of Nobel Prize-winning economist Daniel Kahneman. Here’s the full quote from a Strategy+Business Article: “The thing that astonishes me when I talk to businesspeople in the context of decision analysis is that you have an organization that’s making lots of decisions and they’re not keeping track. They’re not trying to learn from […]

Most Requested New Features Are Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 4
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Most Requested New Features Are Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 4

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We love new feature suggestions from our users, and we are pleased to introduce the three most requested bubble chart features in Bubble Chart Pro 4. The first most requested feature was the capability to automatically label the bubbles in bubble charts by displaying the project names on top of the bubbles. You can do […]

Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?
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Are Decisions Based Only on Charts Better?

Posted on Sep 17, 2012 by George F Huhn
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In some cases, the answer is “yes.” In a study of economists summarized in the HBR Blog Network entitled “Economists Are Overconfident. So Are You,” Justin Fox describes a study where economists were asked to make predictions based on analyzing numerical data alone, analyzing numerical data and scatter graphs, or analyzing just the scatter graphs. […]

Project Portfolio Dashboard Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 3.5
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Project Portfolio Dashboard Now in Bubble Chart Pro™ 3.5

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We just launched Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 3.5, which adds a couple of great new features. First, in Bubble Chart Pro™ PLUS and Bubble Chart Pro™ OPTIMAL, you can now open your project portfolios in a Project Portfolio Dashboard. The Dashboard let’s you view and compare multiple bubble and bar charts in a single form […]

Contrasting U.S. Stock and Bond Markets Bubble Chart
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Contrasting U.S. Stock and Bond Markets Bubble Chart

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 by George F Huhn
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The difference in the U.S. Stock and Bond Markets is striking. Although the total market value for stocks is slightly over twice that for bonds ($17 trillion versus 8.1 trillion), there are over 6 times the number of bond listings versus stock listings, yet the average daily volume in stocks is almost 10 times the […]

What Are Bar Charts Doing in a Bubble Charting Application?
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What Are Bar Charts Doing in a Bubble Charting Application?

Posted on May 30, 2012 by George F Huhn
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We just launched Bubble Chart Pro™ Version 3.0 with some great new additions and features, including a bar chart module in our PLUS and OPTIMAL editions. Why bar charts? Where bubble charts are excellent at displaying the relationships of projects with each other in dimensions of their attributes, such as cost, reward, and risk, our […]

Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges
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Bubble Chart of America’s 10 Richest Colleges

Posted on May 10, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Today’s Bubble Chart is from data published in an article on Yahoo! Colleges are ranked in the legend by size of endowment. “As tuition costs continue to mount at universities across the nation, some colleges are sitting on mountains of cash. And while some of that cash goes to regular campus operations or scholarships for […]

Bubble Chart of Apple’s Hardware Product Mix
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Bubble Chart of Apple’s Hardware Product Mix

Posted on May 8, 2012 by George F Huhn
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Here’s a bubble chart displaying some cumulative financial and sales data from Apple’s primary hardware product mix over the last ten years. Interesting to note how the revenue of the iPhone has exceeded the Mac and how quickly the iPad’s cumulative revenue is closing in on the iPod, even though the iPad has only 2 […]

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