Growing up, I used to watch the animated version of Superman on TV in black-and-white and I can still remember that introduction of :
“Faster than a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a locomotive.
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.
It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s Superman!”
I always felt that this narrative greatly understated what Superman could do. Of course he was faster than a speeding bullet since he could fly into outer space in just seconds; he was more powerful than a dozen locomotives and, since he could fly, bounding over a tall building was nothing! The fact was that Superman had amazing super powers and could do almost anything we could imagine. Since our imaginations have no boundaries, the capabilities of Superman seemed limitless.
Yet Superman had a day job as mild-mannered Clark Kent, the shy, fumbling and often inept newspaper reporter. Clark was portrayed as a real nerd and it was that characterization which gave hope to all of us other inconspicuous geeks. Maybe, we had hidden super powers too!
Business Intelligence today is taking on super power status as it provides the capability to analyze data and predicts trends that can transform organizations and actually change the world. The possibilities are only limited by our imagination – this is Limitless BITM.
Many of the people creating BI solutions are a lot closer to resembling a Clark Kent than a Superman but, often, those super powers are just waiting to be unleashed.
My hope is that this podcast will inspire you. When you hear real superheroes in conversation, you will see that the possibilities of what you can create are truly limitless.