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Indeed, the car dashboard analogy is used extensively in the business performance dashboard business. In my quest to create meaningful, valuable dashboards, I must always keep an open mind. While I thought the business tachometer is a good idea, and maybe it is ok, I must take heed of Dr. Nicholas Bissantz’s critique of the car metaphor.

Dr. Bissantz’s work is extraordinary. I will be adding sparklines to my list of graphs to work on.

Because the car dashboard metaphor is still ubiquitous in the business performance dashboard world, dials and guages will for the time being will remain as a dashboard component widget just as pie charts and bar charts are still used. However, killer business performance dashboards must adopt sparklines.