5 Web Tools To Make Working With Images Easier

There are quite a few issues that can arise when using images in your work. Here are a few hints and shortcuts that can save you time and make your life easier. Read more


Youtility Youtility

Youtility is the New York Times and Amazon best-selling book by Jay Baer, famous digital marketer, consultant and marketing keynote speaker.

The book’s pitch says that “The difference between helping and selling is just two letters. But those two letters are critically important to the success of business today. Youtility is marketing so useful, people would pay for it. It’s a new marketing model for the age of information overload.” Read more

The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise 800px Nate Silver 2009Nate Silver, a product of the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics, has written an essential book for anyone whose job or livelihood involves an element of strategic calculation. Read more

Core Data Sources for Brazil

If you’re looking for data about Brazil’s economy and business it may not obvious where to start. Here we outline two good starting points for your search. Brazil is the world’s seventh largest economy and with a burgeoning middle class it has a lot to be excited about. As a BRIC country and a country that is still developing at quite a rapid pace, it is to be expected that the data available for Brazil might be less rich than for countries such as the US. However, there are some strong sources. We’ve chosen these two sources because they have an excellent range and breadth of data as well as strong credibility.

Core Data Sources for Brazil 280px IBGEThe Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia is a great source for Brazilian data. This covers a range of data-types from the economy, to geoscience to demographics. It is a governmental source and so is a strong official source of data.

The World Bank also has some excellent resources for Brazil with a large array of downloadable time series from their databank. The World Bank is a very well-known organization and will lend your presentation credibility.

It’s not easy to find great sources on Brazil, so if you have suggestions please do share them with us through our comment space.

Why Good Sourcing is essential

Build your work on solid ground

When conducting analysis, you will very often find it necessary to use external data. When you do this it is essential to ensure you have reliable data: Read more