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Are Performance Measurement Professionals Creative?

by | Apr 23, 2012

I am adjusting the title of a post that William McKibbin had last week, titled “Are Mathematicians Creative.” Given that my undergrad degree (from Temple University) is in math, and that math is clearly a huge part of performance and risk measurement, I guess I see myself to some extent as being a “mathematician.”

What does “creative” mean? My favorite online source for words offers the following:

  1. having the quality or power of creating
  2. resulting from originality of thought

Nothing surprising here. And so, I would say “yes” to McKibbin’s question.

Now to my question, I would also say “yes.” Folks like Jose Menchero, David Cariño, Bill Sharpe, etc. have definitely demonstrated creativity, have they not?

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